Protesters pelted stones at former Karnataka Chief Minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa’s house at Shikaripur in Shivamogga district.
According to the reports, many castes including Lambani, Bhovi of Scheduled Castes are angry with the new reservation system. People belonging to these castes protested to express their displeasure, during which this incident of stone pelting took place.
It has been told that when the protesters broke the police barricading near Yeddyurappa’s house, the police resorted to lathi charge. After that some people threw stones at Yeddyurappa’s house, due to which the window panes were broken.
It has been told that two days ago, many castes of this class are angry with the decision of the state government to fix the reservation quota within the scheduled caste group.
On Saturday, the Karnataka government announced to increase the reservation of SC category by two percent. Along with this, by dividing the castes of this class into four groups, the reservation quota has been fixed for them.
The state government has sent its recommendation to the center, from where the new reservation system will be implemented as soon as it is approved.
BS Yeddyurappa’s statement has come after the stone pelting at his house and office.
He said in Bengaluru, “I cannot blame anyone or the Congress for this incident. I will call the leaders of the Banjara community and talk to them.”
According to him, “Whatever happened in Shikaripura happened is because of a misunderstanding. I have been working for the development of Shikaripura for the last 50 years. The protesters may have some misunderstanding, so I have asked the SP and DC not to take any strong action.”