Mangaluru, November 4: A protest rally was organised on Monday November 3rd by the villagers of Konaje at Konaje in the outskirts of Mangaluru alleging that the site granted for the landless poor was diverted for constructing a college by the health and family welfare minister U T Khadar.
The protesters marched from Mangalore University to Konaje Gram Panchayath.
Zilla Panchayat vice president Satish Kumpala addressing the protestors alleged in his speech that health minister was behind the government move to reconsider the sanction of land and reserve the same to construct a government junior college.
The revenue department had ordered to grant 4.33 acres of land in survey number 108-8 for housing site in the year 2013. But the order was cancelled diverting the land to construct a junior college in the year 2014. He alleged currently the minister was trying to grab the land in name of building a college.
Satish also said that the health minister has failed to implement ban on gutka.
Sunil Kumar Bajal DYFI leader addressing the protesters state government did not possess the list of landless people and the Congress leaders are trying to gobble the land for their benefits.
He said, the decision of the government to divert the land reserved for the poor was not justifiable.
During the protest, JD(S) leader Usman Aksa Deralakatte, BJP leader Yashavanth Ameen, Sankappa Karkera, Gopinath and others participated.