The high-profile drugs case involving actress Ragini Dwivedi resulted in a heated exchange of words between the ruling BJP leaders and the opposition parties in Karnataka on Monday, with both accusing each other of patronising alleged drug cartels in the state.

Reacting to the Opposition parties’ charges, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said his government will not protect anyone related to drug cases. While responding to Congress leader Siddaramaiah and JDS leader H.D. Kumarswamy, CM Yediyurappa told that there is no need for his government to pressurise anyone to protect someone in this case.
CM Yadiyurappa said that “Drug consumption will weaken our youngsters, hence, we are not the ones who will indulge in protecting anyone in this case. We have given the police a free hand to deal with the matter”