Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, on Tuesday, blamed Congress leader and former CM Siddaramaiah and Popular Front of India (PFI) for the stabbing of Congress MLA Tanveer Sait.
Yediyurappa blamed Congress leader Siddharamaiah for 'sheltering' and 'protecting' Popular Front of India (PFI), the extremist militant organization. He also said that it was PFI behind the attack on Congress MLA Tanveer Sait. "Siddaramaiah when he was Chief Minister had withdrawn all cases against PFI. There were riots in Shivamogga, Mysuru, there was also a murder. Now an attack has happened on Tanveer Sait," Yediyurappa said.
The assailant, Farhan Pasha, a 24-year-old handicraft artisan, had swung the machete at Mr. Sait’s neck while he was watching an orchestra after a wedding ceremony at Bal Bhavan in Mysuru late on November 17 night.
"Incidents happened in Mysuru, incidents happened in Shimoga, a murder happened. Now, the life-threatening attack has happened on Tanveer Sait. I want to ask Siddaramaiah today- Why did you protect PFI goondas? why did you withdraw cases against them? Today, the attack on Tanveer Sait- You are passively supporting them. As opposition leader Siddaramaiah- you need to explain to the people of the state. I demand you to explain it. Wherever you go - congress leaders are not with you. You speak as you wish. Like we did some great crime," Yediyurappa said.