BJP hits out at Congress government in Karnataka, terms capital city ‘Udta Bengaluru’

The development comes after the Bengaluru Police busted a rave party at a farmhouse in Bengaluru recently.


Published May 24, 2024 | 1:12 PMUpdatedMay 24, 2024 | 1:12 PM

Police with the people who were involved in the rave party in Bengaluru. (Screengrab)

Hitting out at the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka for the alleged “deteriorating law and order situation” in the state, the BJP termed the Silicon City as “Udta Bengaluru” and alleged the city is becoming the “adda” for narcotic substances and rave parties.

The development comes after the Bengaluru Police busted a rave party at a farmhouse in Bengaluru recently which was allegedly attended by 86 people, including a Telugu film actress.

Taking to ‘X’, the BJP has alleged that since the Congress government came to power in Karnataka, “immoral gatherings” were happening everywhere in Bengaluru.

“Law and order has deteriorated, government chaos has been exposed. After the Congress government came to power, immoral gatherings are happening everywhere in Bengaluru. Silicon City is now full of drugs, cannabis drug rave parties,” BJP Karnataka said in a post in Kannada.

The BJP also used a poster featuring Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar with the hashtags #BadBengaluru and #CongressFailsKarnataka to hit out at the state government.

In the poster shared by BJP on ‘X’, it termed the capital city as “Udta Bengaluru” and alleged “Silicon City is becoming an “adda” (hub) for narcotic substances and rave parties are rampant.”

The BJP used “Udta Bengaluru” in reference to the 2016 Bollywood movie Udta Punjab, which highlighted drug abuse by youth in Punjab.

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The rave party

According to police sources, the blood samples collected from those who attended the rave party at a farmhouse here recently revealed that 86 people, including a Telugu film actress, tested positive for narcotics.

A total of 103 people had participated in the party, which was organised under the pretext of a birthday party. The participants included 73 men and 30 women.

Police seized MDMA (Ecstasy) pills, MDMA crystals, hydro cannabis, cocaine, high-end cars, DJ equipment, including sound and lighting worth ₹1.5 crore during the raid at the farmhouse near Electronics City in the wee hours of 19 May.

After the raid, police collected the blood samples of the participants in a private hospital, which revealed that 59 men and 27 women tested positive for narcotics.

“Most of the people who attended the party were consuming drugs. The Central Crime Branch will issue notices to those who tested positive,” a police source had said.

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