Bengaluru: Following the CBI report that Uttara Kannada youth Paresh Mestra’s death was an accident and not the result of any communal hate, Former Minister Dr. H. C. Mahadevappa criticised the BJP for its silence.
BJP Leaders Shobha Karandlaje and MP Ananth Kumar Hegde as well as Sangha Parivar activists, claimed that Paresh’s death in 2017 was caused by communal hatred. They staged a protest and demanded that the CBI looks into the matter. As of right now, the CBI has informed Honnavar Court that Mesta’s death was accidental and not the cause of murder.
Mahadevappa tweeted when the CBI report was submitted, “BJP members had created a ruckus on media, calling Mesta’s death as an attack on and murder of Hindus. Why are they silent now?”
He said, “There have also been reports that the Government has hired a murder suspect in the Mesta death case. However, this information raises questions about the CBI findings on the death. He also demanded that politicians like Shobha Karandlaje, Anant Kumar Hegde, C. T. Ravi, and Nalin Kumar Kateel, who freely utilise the names of Hindus, publicly apologise to the people for their incorrect and blind claims about Mesta’s death.
Similarly, MLA U. T. Khader, the Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly, made a scratching attack on the BJP over the matter and said that the case is proof that the party likes using the deceased for politics.