Mangaluru, June 20, 2017 : Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel has said that it was shameful to note that a few Congress leaders were defending District in-charge Minister B Ramanatha Rai who was mounting pressure on the District Superintendent of Police to arrest senior RSS leader Kalladka Prabhaker Bhat in connection with the Kalladka incident. " Let them arrest Hindu leaders if they have the courage," said Nalin.
He said the Minister was demanding the arrest of Bhat just to appease minorities and warned that the minister himself will be responsible for any consequence if at all Kalladka Prabhaker Bhat is arrested.
MLC Karnik wants Rai to be sacked : In another development, MLC Capt. Ganesh Karnik has demanded that Rai must tender his resignation. Or else, the CM must sack him, he added.
Former minister Krishna Palemar too has deplored Rai’s action of allegedly pressurising District Police Chief to arrest