Bengaluru: MP DK Suresh tendered an apology to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai a day after he entered into an altercation on stage with IT/BT Minister CN Ashwath Narayan at a government event in Ramanagara.
At an event organized to unveil the statues of Dr B R Ambedkar and Bengaluru founder Nadaprabu Kempegowda, Bangalore Rural MP DK Suresh objected to Karnataka IT and Higher Education Minister C N Ashwath Narayan’s speech mocking him and Congress. He confronted the minister on the stage and the duo almost came to blows in public view.
Suresh had to be dragged back by the security personnel and he later sat down on the stage in protest against Narayan.
A day after the incident Suresh said, “As an MP I wanted to protect the honour of the Ramanagara district and therefore I tried to stop Narayan.
“But, why should a minister speak like that? He spoke about being a real man and all that in his speech. I want to ask the BJP whether this is the party’s culture,” he said.
He further informed that he had apologized to the CM.
It all started when Congress workers in the audience jeered Ashwath Narayan. An irate minister retorted, “Who is that man? Show your work. We’re here to bring development to the people of Ramanagara. Not like others, who will lay the foundation but will not complete the projects.”
Enraged by this, Suresh went up to Narayan and the two came face-to-face. Congress leader and Bangalore Rural MLC S Ravi joined the ruckus and tried to take away the mike from Narayan.