Unnao case: Karnataka Cong Prez says beat UP CM with slippers, BJP demands apology for insulting 'Hindu Vokkaligas'

War of words between BJP and Congress in Karnataka.

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Unnao case: Karnataka Cong Prez says beat UP CM with slippers, BJP demands apology for insulting 'Hindu Vokkaligas'

A war of words erupted in Karnataka over the Unnao rape case in Uttar Pradesh as Congress demanded Adityanath’s resignation and said he ought to be 'beaten with slippers' while BJP demanded an apology for the language used.

On Saturday, Karnataka Congress’ Working President Dinesh Gundu Rao claimed that Adityanath was ‘disgrace to Indian politics’ and that if he had any ‘decency he should resign’.

He said: “Mr Adityanath is a disgrace to Indian politics, he is unfit to be CM of Uttar Pradesh, if he had any decency he would have resigned by now.”

He also asked for Adityanath to be ‘beaten with slippers’ which the BJP said was an insult to Hindu-Vokkaligas and added that Congress had hurt ‘the whole community’.

BJP’s CM candidate Yeddyruppa also demanded an apology from Dinesh Gundu Rao. Yeddyruppa tweeted: “Dinesh Gundu Rao's choice of words to address Yogi Adityanath ji has appalled me. Utter disrespect to a CM & a revered Natha family saint. The millions of Natha Panth followers of Karnataka will never forgive this. I sympathise with you and your party’s culture. #apologizetoYogi”.

The BJP Karnataka handle also lashed out at Rao, saying his statement showed a 'hatred for Hindu saints' and that 'Hindu Vokkaligas' had been 'insulted by his heinous comments'

In January, Yogi Adityanath had campaigned in the Karnataka for the upcoming assembly polls which had evoked a strong reaction from the state Congress

After the UP CM had questioned Siddaramaiah’s Hindu credentials, he had hit back: “A lot of Hindus eat beef. If I want to eat, I will, who are they to tell me not to consume beef. I don’t eat beef only because I don’t like to. He should read what Swami Vivekananda said about cow slaughter before preaching us.” 

On Saturday, the CBI made a second arrest in the Unnao rape case as it took into custody Shashi Singh, the woman who allegedly took the victim to BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on the day of crime.

The victim's mother has alleged in the complaint given to the UP Police, which is now part of the CBI FIR, that the woman lured her daughter to the MLA after which he raped her.

After filing of the case, the victim’s father was booked by the police under the arms act on April 3 this year and put in jail on April 5.

Frustrated with the alleged inaction and coercion from powerful people, the victim attempted self-immolation in front of Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath's residence on April 8. The next day, her father died in jail with postmortem suggesting serious injuries on his body.

She has also alleged that while the MLA was raping her daughter, Shashi Singh stood outside the room as a guard.

The agency arrested Sengar, the prime accused in the case, last night after 16 hours of questioning at its office in Lucknow.

The CBI has taken over the investigation in the three cases related to the alleged rape of the 17-year-old girl by Sengar.

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