As Karnataka gears up for general assembly polls, the state Horticulture minister and BJP MLA Munirathna have been booked allegedly for hate speech against the Christian community.
While speaking at an election campaign in his RR Nagar constituency, the BJP MLA said that conversion activities are happening in slums.
He further suggested people in the area to hit and send back such people, ensuring that he would look after them if there were any repercussions.
An FIR was registered against the minister by Manoj Kumar, the leader of Flying Surveillance Team -11, of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP).
The case was filed on the basis of various social media posts and his public speech that was broadcasted.
Earlier, Election Commission on March 29, announced that the Karnataka Elections for 224 assembly seats will take place on May 10, and the counting of votes on May 13.