Prime News, State (Bengaluru), December 18:-Mallamma Yogeshgouda Goudar, the wife of the slain BJP zilla panchayat member Yogeshgouda Goudar from Dharwad, claiming threat to her life, on Saturday lodged a complaint with the Karnataka State Commission for Women, against her family members and local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders.
Charging that the BJP was playing politics over her husband’s death, Mallamma has accused that she was harassed by her brother-in-law Gurunath Goudar and BJP workers Amrut Desai and Basavaraj Koravar.
Stating that the trio had tried to grab her husband’s property, she has also claimed that the three were monitoring her day to day movements and were restricting her movements. She has stated that her children’s lives were at risk, as the trio had warned her of dire consequences.
It is rumored that Mallamma is joining the Congress party, which has annoyed the BJP leaders, who have linked the name of Mines and Geology Minister Vinay Kulkarni’s name to Goudar’s murder.
The BJP, which has demanded Kulkarni’s resignation, is apprehensive that Mallamma’s induction into the Congress would hurt the party’s prospects.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)