Bengaluru, Aug 3: The police in Karnataka have registered an FIR against former Cabinet minister and BJP leader Araga Jnanendra for his remarks on Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge’s complexion.
The FIR was registered in Ashoknagar police station of Kalaburagi district on Thursday following a complaint by one Rajeev Jane.
Harshendra Kumar, a Dalit community leader, has also lodged a complaint against Jnanendra over his remarks in Shivamogga district. Jnanendra hails from Theerthahalli and he represents Theerthahalli assembly seat.
Meanwhile, the Akhila Bharatha Veerashaiva and Lingayat Mahasabha have written a letter to the Speaker U.T. Khader to initiate action against Jnanendra for his remarks against Forest Minister Eshwar Khandre.