Mysuru: State BJP Vice President B. Y. Vijayendra on Wednesday September 21 expressed concern that some medical and engineering students are having contact with Islamic State. He said, “Many youths from different districts of the state are inspired by ISIS. It is a worrying trend. Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Home Minister Araga Jnanendra have taken the issue seriously and steps are already in place to identify such people.”
Vijayendra said, “There is no need to give political colour to such issues. It has to be taken with utmost seriousness. All political parties have to be careful before issuing statements. It is our foremost duty to safeguard peace and harmony in the society.” Saying he has special memories about Mysuru, he said, “This region has given me strength politically. I shall keep touring the State to strengthen the party.”
He further said that here is an attempt to portray former Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa and me as anti-Panchamasali Lingayats, said that few people are misguided to Swamijis in this regard hence they speaking against Yediyurappa. He clarified that Yediyurappa has never pressured CM Bommai not to give reservations to the Panchamsali community. Yediyurappa made it clear that he has never opposed reservation.
He said that all political parties should raise their voices in unison. He said conspiracies are going on to disturb the peace in State. Such a peaceful atmosphere cannot be disturbed. Congress leaders have stated why should Savarkar’s portrait be put up in a place where there are minorities, it is meant to appease one community and is an attempt to disturb peace in the State.