Former Deputy Chief Minister of Karnataka Dr. G. Parameshwara was attacked by some miscreants, who pelted stones during the campaigning in Bhairenahalli of Koratagere in Tumkur district on Friday.
G. Parameshwara was campaigning for the upcoming assembly elections in his constituency. Some miscreants pelted stone at him when his supporters were carrying him on their shoulders. He suffered head injuries and was given primary treatment at the Akkirampur Primary Health Center and later shifted to the Siddhartha Medical College Hospital in Tumkur.
The Congress leader reportedly got stitches on the injury. A video featuring Parameshwara getting treatment at the hospital was released on the social media and it created a lot of stir with many condemning the incident. The Congress party demanded protection to its leader from the EC.
Talking about the incident, Congress leader Ramesh Babu said Dr G Parameshwara has no enmity with anybody. “During the time when Parameshwara was submitting his nomination papers, there was an attempt to attack him near the taluk court, resulting in a police constable getting injured,” Oneindia Free Press Journal quoted him as saying.
Ramesh added, “Now, there is a direct attack on Dr. Parameshwar, which raises concern about what is happening in this state. It is crucial to detain those who were involved. This appears to be a well-planned conspiracy, and it is concerning what might happen next if a leader like Dr. Parameshwar is targeted. The state election commission has been requested to provide protection to him.”
Parameshwara is facing this kind of attack for the second time. He was pelted stones while he was about to file his nomination papers from the Koratagere constituency on April 19. The police had arrested a person in connection with the incident.https://twitter.com/yacoobExpress/status/1651957858462752769