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Now, slipper thrown at Karnataka chief minister

Last updated on: April 28, 2009 14:31 IST

A man threw a slipper at Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa during a Bharatiya Janata Party convention in Chenarayapatna in Hassan district.

However the slipper fell short of the dais. The man identified as Chandru shouted, Deve Gowda Ki Jai before hurling the slipper. The police who took him into custody said that Chandru is an activist of the Janata Dal-SecularĀ from Holenarasipur in Hassan, which is JD-S chief Deve Gowda's home town.

Unlike other politicians who have faces shoe-throwing incidents, Yeddyurappa did not forgive his assailant and directed the police to take stern action against him..He said that slipper throwing has become a fashion and must be stopped immediately.

The campaign for elections 2009 have been marred by several shoe/slipper throwing incidents. The victims include Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Leader of the Opposition L K Advani, MP Naveen Jindal and even actor Jeetendra.

Vicky Nanjappa