Yediyurappa Receieved Threat Calls from Saudi Arabia, Dubai Following Police Firing in Mangaluru: Minister
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and he himself were among several politicians who received threat calls from Saudi Arabia and Dubai in the aftermath of two deaths in police firing during violent protests against the CAA and NRC in Mangaluru in December 2019, Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Wednesday.
"After the incident (Mangaluru firing), many of our MPs and MLAs received calls from Saudi Arabia and Dubai. I received the maximum phone calls but I did not find them important. Some threat calls were meant for Chief Minister," Bommai said during a debate on the law and order situation in the state initiated by leader of opposition Siddaramaiah.
The Home minister claimed that there was a larger conspiracy, which everyone needs to understand. "I won't call it a local phenomenon. It has got an international ramification and not limited to just one state. It is all over right from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Kerala and Karnataka," the Home minister said.
Recalling the manner in which murders had taken place in the last five to six years, including of some right wing functionaries, Bommai pointed out that even Muslim MLAs in the Congress faced similar threat.
"Tanveer Saith was attacked (with a knife) and bomb was thrown at N A Harris... I know what U T Khader's brother had requested me and I had told him that Khader should be very careful," Bommai said. Source - Read More