Karnataka: State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief B.S. Yedyyurappa 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.