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Karnataka minister ‘slaps’ lady at occasion to distribute land title deeds, ‘clarifies’ later

A video of Karnataka minister V Somanna slapping a lady within the state’s Chamarajanagar district throughout a public occasion to distribute land title deeds is being extensively shared on social media platforms. Nevertheless, the girl claimed on Sunday that she was not slapped, and by night Somanna too issued a ‘clarification’ saying that he didn’t slap the girl.

After the incident, the Opposition Congress referred to as for the dismissal of Karnataka Housing Minister V Somanna.

The incident occurred on Saturday when Somanna, who can be the Chamarajanagar district in-charge minister, was attending the occasion on the Hangala village within the Gundlupet taluk. In line with sources, 173 beneficiaries have been handed out the land title deeds.

The girl, Kempamma, got here to the venue and claimed the choice course of for beneficiaries was rigged. She additionally alleged that title deeds got to these whose names have been advised by Congress chief Nanjappa.

Within the now-viral video, Somanna is seen slapping her as Kempamma goes near the minister questioning the choice to distribute the title deeds. The police who have been on the spot can then be seen dragging her down from the dais.

On Sunday, the girl instructed reporters she was not slapped by the minister however he patted her on her cheek. “He didn’t assault me however the video was rigged earlier than sending it to the media. I’ve received one plot due to him and nothing mistaken has occurred due to him,” Kempamma mentioned.

In Kollegal on Sunday night, Somanna too asserted that he didn’t slap the girl. “I’ve been in politics for 45 years and have seen ups and downs. That lady was coming to the dais repeatedly. I instructed her that I’ll clear up her issues. I didn’t slap her, however my hand touched her whereas she was getting up. If anybody is harm, I’ll problem an apology,” the minister mentioned. Somanna added that he distributed a title deed to Kempamma on Sunday morning.

After the video got here to gentle, AICC basic secretary in control of Karnataka Randeep Singh Surjewala demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi sack Somanna from the state Cupboard.

“Conceitedness has gone to the top of BJP ministers… Somanna slapped and threw a hapless lady to the bottom,” he mentioned, including that it was in distinction to the statements of ladies empowerment espoused by PM Modi.

In a tweet, Surjewala mentioned, “The New Gem of Bommai Govt…. BJP Minister slaps a hapless ladies. She falls on the bottom. As an alternative of apologising for the shameless act, Minister V. Somanna makes Police throw her out. That is the unbridled vanity of BJP. Dismiss Minister V Somanna.”



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