While outraged groups have been calling for better protection for women after the January 24th Mangalore pub molestation incident, the Karnataka government seems to more focused on damage control. An under pressure state government now claims that the recent assault on women was part of a big political conspiracy.
Speaking exclusively to TIMES NOW, Karnataka’s Home Minister VS Acharya said, “Congress leader Veerappa Moily said women is not safe under BJP rule…this is nothing but a part of a greater political conspiracy.”
The BJP said adequate action was being taken in the case and 17 people were already arrested. “Ram Sena and such groups are reportedly involved in extracting ransom and such things..we are also looking into it,” Acharya said in defence of the party, who is under attack from political circles for protecting the culprits.
The saffron party claimed its members were not involved in the incident and promised appropriate action against the culprits.
“One of the members of the Ram Sena who was among the group who molested the girls - Dinesh is the husband one a Congress counsellor Bharti, is also under the scanner,” BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told TIMES NOW.
“The culprits are neither from the BJP nor from the Sangh Parivar. They are from an autonomous organisation active in the area. We condemn this hooliganism,” he added.
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