India Elections : Slipper Flung at Karnataka CM

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa became the latest target of the ‘footwear missile’ on Tuesday when a slipper was hurled at him while he was addressing an election meeting.

Police said the attacker identified as Chandrasekhar was arrested soon after he flung the ‘chappal’ to express his anger at the BJP leader who was lashing out at JDS chief H D Deve Gowda for “betraying” the saffron party on power transfer issue in 2007.

The incident took place while Yeddyurappa was campaigning for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Channarayapatna in Hassan district, around 150 km from Bangalore. The chappal fell far from the dais and the man who threw it was nabbed by police and charged with assault.

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