Bengaluru, Sep 5: The Karnataka Police detained around 100 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Tuesday in the city ahead of the party’s “Mangaluru Chalo” rally, a party spokesperson on Tuesday said.
“We had given a letter requesting for permission for the bike rally to Mangaluru. But were denied permission stating traffic issues,” BJP spokesperson for the state Shantharam told IANS.
“We will continue with the protest rally no-matter-what on September 7,” the spokesperson asserted.
The state BJP had planned the bike rally and a public meeting to protest against the murders of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh workers.
The Congress-led state government headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, had dismissed permission for the rally saying it would “disturb the peace and communal harmony” in the state.