Bengaluru (SunstarTV Bureau): Bharatiya Janata Party MP Tejasvi Surya on Friday apologised to the officials of a coronavirus war room in Bengaluru for giving communal overtones to a bed allocation scandal in the city.
Notably, MP Surya had on Tuesday read out a list of 17 names, all Muslims, questioning their role, even as two MLAs – Satish Reddy and Ravi Subramanya – made communally loaded statements against them. These Muslim persons have been taken off war room duty. As the war room was hit by absenteeism and abusive calls, emergency response had taken a hit.
Further, he visited the war room Thursday evening and reportedly apologised to those present, claiming it was not his intention to tarnish them or affect work, but was only trying to do good to citizens. He also reportedly claimed he only read out the list of names given by someone, and did not intend to communalise the issue.