Describing the attack by self-proclaimed moral police on youths in a Mangalore pub as "ugly and heinous", JD(S) chief H D Devegowda on Monday accused Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa of being responsible for "Talibanisation" of Karnataka.
"Yeddyurappa had promised Gujarat model of administration in Karnataka after assuming office. He has kept this promise as during his 200 days of rule, communal incidents have increased in all areas situated along Gujarat border," Gowda told PTI in New Delhi.
He said that in his long innings as a politician, he had never seen "such deterioration in law and order in Karnataka. Yeddyurappa is responsible for Talibanisation of the state".
"Even in Bangalore, there has been an increase in incidents of crime. There is no safety for the common man," Gowda said.
Fifteen to 20 right-wing Sri Ram Sene activists had barged into a pub in Mangalore late on Saturday night and assaulted boys and girls dancing there.
The activists alleged the pub owner was allowing the boys and girls to dance in an 'obscene manner'.