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BJP uses Nagappa to lift fortunes

Bangalore, Dec. 26: The BJP in Karnataka has targeted the Congress government and fellow Opposition party, the Janata Dal (United), over H. Nagappa’s abduction and murder in an obvious attempt to lift its sagging fortunes in the state.

The party organised a huge rally in Bangalore today, demanding the resignation of the S.M. Krishna-led government for failing to “protect Nagappa”, and its members created a ruckus in the Assembly leading to their eviction and suspension from the House.

Through this manoeuvre in the Assembly, party leaders claimed, the BJP has scored a point over the Dal(U), which “meekly sat through” the government-sponsored debate on Nagappa’s abduction and death.

The BJP members, who blocked proceedings in the House for the second consecutive day, have been suspended till the end of the session — probably December 31 — by Speaker M.V. Venkatappa.

The BJP has also accused the Dal (U) of being hand-in-glove with the Congress to hush up the truth behind the death of the former Dal (U) minister.

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