Banjara community attacked Yeddyurappa’s house demanding reservation

Yeddyurappa house attacked

Bengaluru: Before the announcement of the dates for the Karnataka Assembly Elections 2023, a ruckus has started on the issue of reservation. Two days ago, the Bommai government of Karnataka announced to increase in the reservation of two percent each for Lingayat and Vokkaliga communities by abolishing the reservation given to minorities. On the other hand, on Monday, thousands of Banjara community reached the house of senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa at Shikaripur in Shivamogga and attacked them demanding reservation.

People of the Banjara community protesting against the issue related to reservation pelted stones at the house of a senior BJP leader. A large number of police had to be called in to disperse the aggressive mob of the Banjara community. To control the crowd, the police used lathis to disperse the protesters.

Remember, the Banjara community has been demanding internal reservation in the Scheduled Tribe community. The Banjara community was protesting against the state government’s decision to recommend the Center to implement the AJ Sadashiv Panel Commission report on internal reservation among Scheduled Castes.

The Banjara community urged the government to scrap the Justice SA J Sadashiv report, which had recommended proportional representation to sub-castes among the Scheduled Castes.

Yeddyurappa house attacked

The protest in Shikaripura turned violent when hundreds of people from the Banjara community started pelting stones at the Shikaripura house of former chief minister Yeddyurappa. The police who came to control the crowd lathi-charged the agitators. Earlier, the protesters burnt posters with pictures of Yeddyurappa and Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and demonstrated fiercely against the BJP government.

After this attack by the Banjara community, Superintendent of Police G. Mithun Kumar visited Karnataka former CM Yeddyurappa’s house, he took full stock of the situation. After this protestor, prohibitory orders have been imposed here to prevent untoward incidents and restore peace.