Karnataka: Former CM Kumaraswamy requests the government to take this move

The drug issue has once again shaken the governments of different states. Now, recently, former CM of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy on Sunday requested the state government to take quick steps to close down all the dance bars in Bengaluru, stating that these bars have become caves of drug supply centres in the city. Conversing to reporters in Bhadravati town in Shivamogga district, Kumaraswamy quipped that the compelling government is not reliant on anybody's mercy, hence, the Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa should take this bold step of announcing the cessation of dance bars.

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He said, "There has been ample evidence against dance bars in Bengaluru, where many peddlers and addicts come together for a jaunt. The state government must take steps to stop this by banning the dance bars." Clarifying to a question, Kumaraswamy riposted that even when he was the Chief Minister, he had taken all steps but a step short of closing down these bars as his government by then had lost majority on the floor.

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The CM stated, "Yediyurappa can do it even now, as I have completed all the formalities to issue ban orders." The drugs case gained energy with the Narcotics Control Bureau arrested three people in Bengaluru for supposedly supplying drugs to Kannada film stars and singers. Soon after the arrest, the City police too started investigation. Besides the Central Crime Branch, the Enforcement Directorate has also started probing the financial aspects of the drugs scandal.

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