Mysuru: The Bhovi community members on Sunday gheraoed Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister KS Eshwarappa during his visit to Chamundi hills in Mysuru.
The members of have Bhovi community gherao Eshwarappa during public function and threatened to boycott the Dasara festivities.
The Bhovi community had taken exception that their caste, Vaddar, was used to criticize and abuse Siddaramaiah, and had demanded an unconditional apology from Eshwarappa.
Eshwarappa’s recent remarks have come under fire from all quarters. Referring to any individual as a ‘Vaddar’ can attract provisions of the SC/ST Atrocities Act. The Congress also demanded an apology from Eshwarappa and urged Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa to sack him from the ministry.