Jaipur: BJP’s youth wing leader and firebrand MP from Karnataka was today detained while he was trying to forcefully march towards the Riot-Hit Karauli. Surya was accompanied by BJP state president Satish Poonia and several supporters when the Rajasthan police stopped them at the Dausa border. Mr Surya had earlier tweeted a picture announcing his visit and calling for party workers to reach there.
Karauli saw clashes between two communities on April 2. A curfew was imposed for over a week, till April 12, considering the law and order situation.
Apprehending flare-ups after incidents of arson and vandalism on Saturday in the wake of stone-pelting at a bike rally on Nav Samvatsar (Hindu New Year), the district administration had clamped curfew in Karauli.
However the young MP from Karnataka was heard motivating the crowd saying “”At any cost, we will go to Karauli. We will try to go peacefully. If the police try to stop us, we will court arrest and detention.”
He also reportedly said “Section 144 is not in place at where we are now…It’s our constitutional right to go to Karauli. This dictatorial government is snatching our rights, which is why we are protesting.”