Bengaluru, Apr 17: In an unprecedented incident, the Election Authorities, on Wednesday prevented the Karnataka Home minister M B Patil to address a press conference, by stating that it would violate the Model Code of Conduct.
Mr Patil, who is also chairman of the Education institution, BLDE, based out of his home district Vijayapura, had convened a press conference to clarification over a false report appeared in the BJP’s official twitter handle, stating that AICC leader Sonia Gandhi, had hatched a conspiracy to divide the Lingayath Community in Karnataka.
Following this, Patil personally went to a Police station in Vijayapura yesterday and lodged a complaint seeking action against those who had uploaded the letter printed on fake letterhead, in the social media as well as in a vernacular news paper purportedly written by him to the AICC president, in 2017.
However, the election commission did not stop Karnataka BJP president B S Yeddyurappa from holding a press conference, who justified the fake letter appeared on BJP’s twitter handle.
Mr Yeddyurappa addressed press conference in Kalaburagi today and said that no one need to investigate into the controversial letter as according to him the letter was genuine.
He said that people have now learnt that the Congress conspired to divide grand old Veerashaiva-Lingayat community and people will not forget this heinus deed of Congress people for their selfishness.
Yeddyurappa also come down heavily on veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and accused him of developing the region.
He accused Congress-JD (S) Coalition government of neglecting irrigation in the region and criticized it for not increasing the height of Almatti reservoir to 524 mt and utilize the State's share of water in Krishna water.
Karnataka: EC prevents Home Minister M B Patil from holding press meet, allows BJP chief