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Untouchability complaint against B S Yeddyurappa: Ate hotel food at Dalit home

The complainant alleged that the food the former CM and the BJP leaders accompanying him consumed was not prepared by the Dalit family, but was brought from a hotel.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Updated: May 22, 2017 10:45 am
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A Dalit youth has filed a complaint with Mandya district police against Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa, accusing him of practising untouchability. Venkatesh D has said in his complaint that during his visit to Chitradurga district on Friday, Yeddyurappa visited a Dalit family in the Kelakote area and had breakfast there in the presence of the media. The complainant alleged that the food the former CM and the BJP leaders accompanying him consumed was not prepared by the Dalit family, but was brought from a hotel.

The complainant said the state BJP chief’s alleged act would send the wrong message to society. He added that it could influence people in his home district Mandya, where several honour killings have been reported over the years. Mandya police said they received the complaint on Saturday and would take necessary action after looking into the matter.

Similar allegations were made after a photograph of Yeddyurappa eating “tatte idli” at a Dalit’s house at Gubbi in Tumakuru district spread on social media. In the wake of the allegations, Janata Dal (Secular)’s state president and former CM H D Kumaraswamy, state Congress president G Parameshwara, and Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge hit out at Yeddyurappa, alleging that he had dishonoured the Dalit family. Parameshwara said the Dalits will teach Yeddyurappa a lesson for his “stunts”.

Reacting to the allegations, Yeddyurappa said in Bengaluru on Sunday that the Congress and JD(S) had disrespected Dalits by raising the issue. “All the leaders who raised the issue must apologise to Dalits at whose homes I had breakfast,” he said.

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    1. madhusudan Bangalore
      May 22, 2017 at 8:00 pm
      The infighting of TOP STATE LEADERS in Karnataka will ensure win of Congress. BJP TOP leadership is repeating same mistake time & again in spite of humiliating defeat in Bihar where corrupt and incapable leaders were responsible for this defeat. The same will be repeated in Karnataka. BJP should retire all aged leaders who are above 65 years to infuse new blood in party like UP as old leaders are greatest liability & road block for the party.
      1. B
        May 22, 2017 at 5:34 pm
        This shows the real face of BJP, all their love for dalits is superficial to fool them and get their votes, from heart BJP is anti dalit anti Muslim party.
        1. Rajan Bagade
          May 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm
          BJP is taking India back in 18th Century. They have started creating HOVC on Cow issues instead of main issues like employment, Farmer death. Now not eating in the house Dalit is worst think which will take back India in 18th Century. Bravo BJP.
          1. A
            May 22, 2017 at 1:04 pm
            RSS /VHP was, is and always will be a party of Brahmins. There is no respect or place or dalits. As in the past, dalits are used to fight the war or serve the Brahmins for the welfare of ONLY upper caste.
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