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‘No big issue, why apologise?’: Kumaraswamy on ‘shoot mercilessly’ remark

Dec 26, 2018 18:40 IST
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Embroiled in a row over his “shoot mercilessly” remarks, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy Wednesday rejected the opposition demand for an apology over his comments, saying he was an “emotional person.” Kumaraswamy found himself in a raging controversy Tuesday after a video of his telephonic instruction to “shoot mercilessly” those who had killed a JDS worker in the party’s stronghold of Mandya district on Monday went viral. Questioning BJP leaders about an incident where two farmers were allegedly shot dead by police during Yeddyurappa’s tenure as chief minister at Haveri in north Karnataka, Kumaraswamy questioned, “was it not a big issue?”