BJP leader reiterates ‘Bengaluru terror hub’ remark

Tejasvi Surya

Bengaluru: BJP Yuva Morcha’s (BJYM) new president Tejasvi Surya on his maiden visit to Bengaluru after assuming the national post of the party said that he remained committed to his remark that “Bengaluru had become a terror hub”.

Surya had made the comments citing the violence in DJ Halli and KG Halli which led to burning down of an MLA’s residence and attack on a police station in which three people died.

“Bengaluru gave me education, food, and made me Parliamentarian…. It has given me an identity in the country….I’m identified as a boy from Bengaluru. It is my place,” Surya, who represents Bengaluru South Lok Sabha segment, said when asked by reporters whether he would apologise over his controversial remark.

“If a mob of two thousand people attacks a police station here for some social media post, it boils my blood,” he said, referring to the violence unleashed by a mob here in August.

KPCC president D K Shivakumar had demanded that Surya should be sacked adding his statements were destroying the brand equity of the city known as a technology innovation hub. JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy too had criticised the remarks.

 

NT Bureau