Karnataka Congress files complaint against MLA Somashekar Reddy for threatening minority community
Karnataka Congress on Saturday (January 4) filed a complaint against BJP MLA G Somashekar Reddy over his "We are 80%, you are 18%" remark. Congress demanded strict action against the BJP MLA.
Bengaluru: A Congress delegation on Saturday (January 4) filed a complaint with police against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA G Somashekar Reddy over his "We are 80%, you are 18%" remark.
On Friday, the BJP MLA had threatened the Muslim community against participating in anti-CAA protests, saying that opposing the new Citizenship Act will not be good for them and they will have to face serious repercussions.
"Let me caution those who are protesting the CAA (Citizenship Amendment Act). We are 80%, and you (Muslims) are 18%. Imagine what will happen if we take charge," MLA Reddy had told a gathering in Karnataka on Friday.
"Beware of the majority when you live in this country. This is our country. If you want to live here, you will have to, like the Australian Prime Minister said, follow the country's traditions," Reddy had added. He further stated, "So, I warn you that CAA and NRC have been made by Modi and Amit Shah. If you go against these, it won't be good."
Earlier, Bengaluru BJP MP Tejasvi Surya reportedly called CAA opposers as "puncturewalas".
The nation has been witnessing massive protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has specifically stated that the NRC was never discussed.