BJP workers pasted posters of Savarkar at the Congress office in Karnataka's Vijayapura.
Bengaluru: The BJP has admitted that images of Veer Savarkar were put up at the Congress office in Karnataka’s Vijayapura.
The controversy over Savarkar posters has resurfaced in Karnataka once again, with the BJP currently hanging up pictures of Savarkar at a Congress office in Vijayapura.
Basavaraj Hoogara, BJP district youth president, has acknowledged hanging Savarkar’s posters at the Congress office in Vijayapura.
“I did it along with our workers.” There’s no doubt about that. In Hubli, Congress workers burnt the pictures of Savarkar.
In the Vijayapura district of Karnataka, the posters were stuck overnight on the walls of the Congress regional head office. Local leaders notified the police and filed a complaint. Police reached there and removed the pictures. Cops are probing the matter to trace the guilty parties who are involved in this matter.
The situation is under control, and security has been beefed up. The police have intensified their patrolling to stop any untoward happenings.
The BJP and the Congress have been fighting in Karnataka, blaming each other for the violence over posters of Vinayak Damodar Savarkar and Tipu Sultan at Ameer Ahmed circle in Shivamogga on Independence Day.
The brawl got underway when a poster stating “Hindu Rashtra ” with Veer Savarkar and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, being described as revolutionaries, was displayed in Karnataka’s Tumakuru as part of Independence Day celebrations. The poster was later removed by a group of people on Tuesday, which sparked the tension.