JD (S) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Tuesday reacted strongly to the claim of BJP MP Tejashwi Surya of Bangalore being a stronghold of terrorist activities, terming it an 'insult' to the city. Former Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy, without naming Surya, urged the BJP to apologize to the person concerned for his "absurd" remarks.
He warned that this statement could be part of the conspiracy of the North India political lobby that could not be digested by the development of Bengaluru. Kumaraswamy tweeted, "A statement from a BJP immature that Bengaluru has become the hub of terrorist activities.", Is an insult to this city. I noticed the discomfort on the face of Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa during the press conference to defend this statement. This immature statement is an insult to the BJP's seniors as well.
Significantly, BJP MP Tejashwi Surya claimed on Sunday that Bengaluru has become the center of terrorist activities. He requested Home Minister Amit Shah to establish a permanent division of the National Investigation Agency in the city. The next day after becoming the president of BJP's youth front, Surya said that several terrorist modules have recently been exposed in India's 'Silicon Valley' Bengaluru. Terrorist groups want to use the city as a base for terrorist activities. At the same time, Yeddyurappa withdrew from Surya's statement on Monday. However, he supported the need to establish an NIA division in the city.