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Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa triggers controversy over eating ‘hotel food’ at Dalit’s house, family files complaint

Tumakuru: State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief BS Yeddyurappa is once against amidst a brewing controversy over claims of promoting untouchability, as he had a meal at a Dalit`s home that was allegedly prepared and brought to him from a nearby hotel.

During his visit to Tumakuru district on Friday, the former chief minister who was accompanied by other party members visited the residence of a Dalit family where he allegedly ate `idlis` from a nearby hotel and not the food prepared by the family.

Claiming his act would spark off negativity in the community, a young man from the family lodged a complaint with the police.

Dismissing claims of disrespecting the family, a BJP spokesperson painted the allegations as a political move, adding that those who raised the issue must immediately apologise to the family.

Yeddyurappa received flak over a similar situation earlier in Tumakuru where he was photographed eating “tatte idli” at a Dalit`s house at Gubbi.

PTI