In the news hour debate entitled “Violence Over Cauvery Water” dated 12 September 2016, Arnab Goswami, the chief editor of Times now described that Karnataka state government earlier released 600 brutal criminals from jail to orchestrate the violence against Tamils in Bangaluru.
Did you released 600 antisocial elements? Did you or did you not? Arnab questioned one of his panelist representing Karnataka (KN), Thiru. Venkateshwar, General Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) & Advocate.
Yes! they were released and but the situation is under control, Venkateshwar replied. Then, on the side (of screen) Arnab played the video footage taken 3 h before the debate and said you are telling situation is under control but the hooligans freely riding in the bike and set ablaze to vehicles and moving with freedom. By citing the investigation report provided earlier to KN government about the hooligans’ possible plan to repeat 1991 anti-Tamil violence, Arnab asked did you take actions on that. The same answer came from Venkateshwar “situation under control”.
The other panelist representing KN Thiru. Sanjay Hegde belonging to Janata dal secular (JDS), Senior Supreme Court Advocate, also acknowledged the release of 600 hooligans.
At one point, Arnab urged the citizens of Bangalore to expose the incompetent politicians.
When Arnab asked do you grantee me that any of this 600 criminals did not indulge in violence, Venkateshwar replied that we have arrested them after the violence.
To polarize the population you have unleashed violence, Arnab accused KN representative from ruling congress party.
Earlier in a letter to honorable Prime Minster Thiru. Narendra Modi, honorable KN Chief Minister (CM) mentioned that to fulfill his constitutional duty as per supreme court order I want to release water to TN but the KN representatives from your party (BJP) firmly opposed the move and asked me to not release water to TN. It seems CM tried give sanctity to congress, unfortunately, he failed to achieve so.
Anyway, KN government and politicians destroyed the beauty of Bangalore and inflicted the damage on status as “IT and business hub”.
The video link for discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZRs9581s5o