Bengaluru: BJP MLA Kumar Bangarappa has warned Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy that a #MeToo case could be filed against him.

Actor-turned-politician Bangarappa, who is the son of former chief minister S Bangarappa, had recently quit the Congress to join the BJP. He had recently defeated his brother Madhu Bangarappa, who contested on JD(S) ticket in Soraba, to become an MLA.

Now, with Karnataka gearing up for by-election, both JD(S) and BJP are at loggerheads.

Thus, Bangarappa brought up the name of actress Radhika Kumaraswamy to question Kumaraswamy's integrity. After Kumaraswamy fielded his first wife Anitha Kumaraswamy for the Mandya constituency, which would see a by-election, Bangarappa asked why Kumaraswamy's alleged second wife Radhika was ignored. He also warned Kumaraswamy that his name could appear in the list of #MeToo cases.

Kumaraswamy reacted by saying that he would never bring personal matters to the fore just to attack someone. "I have not committed any mistake. If Kumar has anything political to discuss, I am ready for it, but I am not interested in politicising personal matters," he said.