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Bangalore: Labour Minister B.N. Bache Gowda, who was returning to Bangalore after hoisting the national flag in Hassan on Sunday, beat up a businessman and his family at Maragondanahalli, near Nelamangala, for overtaking his car on National Highway 48. The incident occurred around 6.30 p.m.
On Monday, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa apologised on behalf of the Minister.
Mr. Bache Gowda, his gunman and car driver are reported to have beaten up Bharat, a real-estate businessman from Bangalore, his father and other family members for overtaking the Minister's car.
The Minister telephoned the Nelamangala Police Inspector and directed the police to register a case against Mr. Bharat. The police also collected a fine of Rs. 300 from Mr. Bharat.
The Chief Minister said he would speak to Mr. Bache Gowda. The case registered against Mr. Bharat would be withdrawn. He warned Ministers against such behaviour.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said he would also speak to Mr. Bharat and obtain details about the incident.
The Chief Minister said the State Government would purchase 1,000 MW to tide over the severe power crisis in the State. There were no fiscal constraints to buying power from private parties, he said.
Asked about the Government's failure to take steps to control the spread of dengue in the State, Mr. Yeddyurappa said he would convene a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the issue.
The matter had been raised with Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.
All primary health centres in the State would be instructed to ensure availability of medicines for dengue, he said.
Replying to a query on Congress leader Siddaramaiah's statement that the party was ready to account for the money spent on the ‘Bellary chalo' programme if the Bharatiya Janata Party did the same on its four conventions, Mr. Yeddyurappa said infighting was going on in the Congress for leadership.
“I hope there will not be any problem for Mr. Siddaramaiah,” the Chief Minister remarked.
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