Narayan’s strong remark comes after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that Karnataka is ready to adopt the “Yogi Adityanath model” to deal with anti-national and communal elements in the state.
However, the Karnataka minister went a step ahead, saying the Bommai government would be “five steps ahead of UP” in dealing with such incidents.
“We will take strong action even if it means encounter. We will move five steps ahead of UP. Karnataka is progressive and will be a model for other states,” Narayan told reporters.
BJP youth wing worker Nettaru, a member of Dakshina Kannada District BJP Yuva Morcha Samiti, was hacked to death by three bike-borne miscreants in front of his broiler shop in Bellary when he was on his way home.
The incident sparked outrage in the state over incidents of stone pelting, police lathi charge, attack on state BJP president Nalin Kumar Kateel’s vehicle and mass resignations by party workers.
After the gruesome murder, a section of supporters of the BJP and the Sangh Parivar called for the “Yogi model” in Karnataka.
According to him, the “Yogi model” refers to the strong measures allegedly taken by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister to control anti-national activities in the northern state, including the use of bulldozers against such elements.
NIA to probe BYJM leader’s murder
Meanwhile, Karnataka CM Bommai earlier said that the state government has decided to hand over the case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
“We have decided to hand over the case to the NIA. It will be reported to the home department. Since it is an inter-state issue (Karnataka-Kerala), we decided to hand over the matter to the NIA,” Bommai said. ,
One more person was arrested on Friday in connection with Netaru’s murder.
Earlier, the police had arrested two people in the case.
Both are said to be members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and the Popular Front of India (PFI). Police said they are yet to establish the motive.
(with inputs from agencies)