"I had no intention to hit Anand Singh who spoke ill about my caste. If I had to do that I could have done it when I was with him in the room for two to three hours. There was no such intention," Ganesh said in the post.
Rao said it is wrong on the part of Congress to charge BJP with horse-trading to woo independent MLAs, who are free to withdraw support to the government as they are not bounded by any political party.
The Jarkiholi brothers raised the banner of revolt after a faction of the Congress, led by state Mahila Congress president Lakshmi Hebbalkar, who owes allegiance to Energy Minister D K Shivakumar, attempted to gain control of Primary Land Development bank in Belagavi.
Inayatullah Khan, who won the election from ward No. 16 in Tumakuru -- around 70 km from Bengaluru, was taking out the procession in the morning when an unidentified person sprayed some liquid on the crowd and fled the scene, police said.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the law must take its course and the police must bring to book whoever is guilty. "Offenders should be punished to the full extent of law regardless of who they are," Siddaramaiah said.