A group of Karnataka BJP MPs led by Shobha Karandlaje on Tuesday, July 30, met Home Minister Amit Shah and sought central help to trace missing Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) founder V.G. Siddhartha.
Ms. Karandlaje informed the Home Minister that Siddartha is a resident of her Udupi-Chikmagalur parliamentary constituency and he has been missing since July 29 in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka.
The State government has already started search operations in the Netravati bridge area. Since it is raining in the coastal Karnataka, the water level in the river has gone up to a serious level, she said in a representation made to Mr. Shah.
“The heavy rains and the current weather conditions in Karnataka is causing problem for the speedy search operation. Therefore, I request your good self to help government of Karnataka by sending coastal guard, central forces and helicopters in this search operation…,” she said.
Nalin Kumar Kateel, Karadi Sanganna, Bhagwant Khuba, B.C. Gathi Gowda and Y. Devendrappa were other BJP MPs present in the meeting.