Bangalore: Youth Congress activists staged a protest here on Thursday against Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda and his family in the wake of a case being filed against his son, Karthik. They demanded justice.
The protests came a day after a Bangalore-based model had filed a case against Karthik Gowda, son of Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, under Sections 420, 376 and 406 (charges relating to cheating, rape and dishonesty) of the Indian Penal Code.
The model claims that she got married to Karthik Gowda on June 5, 2014 after meeting him on May 8, 2014.
She said, “We know each other from 8th May 2014. This was after election, before the result. We became very close friends. We met because my family was looking for a groom, so for that reason I met Karthik. So he promised me that he will marry me. So he got married to me on 5th June 2014 in his Mangalore house.”
“His mother was not there. We both were there and driver was there,” she added
The model also said that she wanted his family to accept her as their daughter-in-law, “I want his family to take me as their daughter-in-law. I will be a very good daughter-in-law.”
Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda rejected the allegations, saying, “Shocked to see this report, it hurt me, my personal and public life is an open book.”
He also said that since the news came right after his son Karthik Gowda ‘s engagement, it seemed suspicious.
Gowda also said he was looking into the matter and will give a briefing after knowing the truth.