I have no reason to join Congress: BJP MLA Harshavardhan

Prime News, Karnataka, Politics, Bengaluru/Nanjungud, September 23:- BJP MLA B Harshavardhan has said that he has no plans to quit the party or has any reason to join Congress.

He was talking to the media here on Wednesday (September 23).

When a reporter asked him in Bengaluru whether he would shift to the Congress, the MLA said he was the first to ensure BJP win the Nanjungud Assembly seat. A lot of developments have been taking place in the constituency. “The government has been cooperating with me. When such is the situation, why will I quit the BJP? There was a reason to quit Congress. But to rejoin, there is no reason,” he has said.

Harshavardhan has strongly condemned the incident wherein a Dalit family was reportedly fined Rs 25,000 after their toddler son entered a temple in Miyapur village, Kushtagi taluk in Koppal district.

Reacting to the incident, the MLA, in a statement, has said that all of us have to live under the Constitution. Practising untouchability is a crime. A civilised society should be ashamed of such inhuman incidents. The law should speak and action should be taken against the culprits, the MLA has demanded.

It has been reported that a 2-year-old son was taken to the Anjaneya Temple by his father on his birthday on September 4. Dalits, it is said, are not allowed to enter the temple. While the father was praying standing outside the temple, the kid ran inside the temple and returned. Taking exception to this the temple priest along with a group of villagers imposed the penalty on the child’s family. The money would go for purification of the temple, the family was reportedly told. The Dalit family has not been able to pay the fine amount.

A police case has been filed against five persons for imposing restrictions and penalties. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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