Deve Gowda stages dharna

  • Press Trust of India, PTI, Bangalore
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  • Updated: Apr 20, 2004 13:39 IST

Former prime minister and JD(S) president HD Deve Gowda on Monday staged a dharna in front of the Karnataka DGP's office here demanding action against those responsible for yesterday's acid attack on one of his party workers in Kodihalli coming under Sathanur assembly constituency.

Alleging that supporters of minister for Urban Development, DK Shivakumar, his political bete noire, were behind the attack, he also wanted the election in Sathanur constituency postponed.

Gowda later submitted a memorandum to the DGP T Madiyal urging him to deploy paramilitary forces tomorrow to ensure free and fair polling.

Sathanur is one of the assembly segments coming under Kanakapura Lok Sabha constituency where Gowda is seeking re-election.

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