Belagavi: Several leaders from Kuruba community staged a protest in Belagavi in protest against the way BJP MLA Sanjay Patil verbally abused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who hailed from the Kuruba community. The protesters said, the MLA used unparliamentary words and abused the CM who is head of the state. So, the MLA should seen an open apology for insulting the leader of a Kuruba communty, they demanded.

Being member of a so-called disciplined party of BJP, Sanjay Patil is born in a Jain community which preaches non violence. The MLA should show some sort of responsibility while speaking about the culture and beliefs of other people when he is addressing people on a public platform, the Kuruba leaders said calling the way MLA humiliated the CM in singular terms during a Hindu organisations protest in the city.