Bengaluru: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday dubbed as extremely unfortunate the recent incident of a Janata Dal (Secular) worker slapping a woman colleague, saying this incident sends out a wrong message about the political milieu.
"What has happened is very unfortunate. I think, cutting across party lines, we should all condemn this incident and we should term it as a heinous incident. Incidents such as these send out a very wrong message about the political milieu.... The people say that the particular woman representative had received money and shared promise to vote," BJP leader Suresh Kumar told ANI.
He further stated that the JD(S) must look into the matter seriously.
"The police, the law and order machinery should also deal with it seriously. Every political party should condemn this incident and resolve not to allow such incidents in the future," he added.
A JD (S) worker named Chennappa Yadavar stood up and slapped another party worker Vijaya Hirematt for not raising her hand in support of the BJP.
The meeting was held on Friday to discuss the issue of extending support to the BJP in district municipality.