In a recent sequence of events, Chief Minister of Karnataka H D Kumaraswamy has instructed to reprimand the Director General of Police Neelamani N Raju.
The media had reported that Mamata Banerjee soon after arriving at the swearing ceremony at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru lashed out at the police chief for making her walk to the venue. Mamata’s anger was not limited just to the police officer, but she also went ahead and showed her discontent to the JDS supremo H D Devegowda. The West Bengal Chief Minister’s car was allegedly stopped near Chalukya Circle, which is few meters away from Vidhana Soudha.
#WATCH: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reprimands DIG Neelamani Raju as she came to Karnataka Vidhana Soudha for oath taking ceremony because reportedly had to walk a few metres, also expressed discontentment to HD Deve Gowda & HD Kumaraswamy. #Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/WZ2n0QVE9b
— ANI (@ANI) May 23, 2018
This event has reportedly lead to the Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy instructing to transfer the top cop, by holding her responsible for alleged security lapse on Wednesday. It is also said that the Chief Minister of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee felt humiliated after she was forced to walk and complained Kumaraswamy for the security lapse. Interestingly, other leaders like Kejriwal and other AAP leaders had tweeted about walking in the “beautiful weather” to the swearing ceremony.
Bengaluru traffic beats every city in the country. We walked to the swearing-in venue. Beautiful weather made up for it though. pic.twitter.com/PT9nauyWuk
— Raghav Chadha (@raghav_chadha) May 23, 2018
— BtvNews (@btvnewslive) May 24, 2018
Neelamani N Raju is known to be an upright officer in the state. A police officer of 1983 batch, Neelamani N Raju was is the first woman Chief of Police of Karnataka. She has also served in the Intelligence Bureau for over 20 years and also touted to head the prestigious IB in the future. Social media users have reacted to this seemingly hasty decision by the Karnataka Chief Minister. They view that the JDS has done this to keep the members of the future alliance happy.
Are you kidding me? Transferred because Mamata had to walk a few meters?
Is this really happening? https://t.co/35wFaBdfNe
— गप्पिस्तान रेडियो (@GappistanRadio) May 24, 2018
The opposition forces had united in Bengaluru for swearing in ceremony of JDS-Congress Coalition government. Congress president Rahul Gandhi, his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, N Chandrababu Naidu, Pinarayi Vijayan were also present. The leader of Opposition in the Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati and SP leader Akhilesh Yadav, who has struck an alliance in Uttar Pradesh, NCP leader Sharad Pawar, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury, and socialist leader Sharad Yadav were also in attendance.