Mangaluru, November 24: Former union minister and Congress leader B Janardhan Poojary addressed a press meet here, on Monday November 24th and said, “BJP plans to protest demanding the resignation of state minister for food and civil supplies Dinesh Gundu Rao and other ministers over allegations of land encroachment. BJP has no right to do this.”
He made this statement after former chief minister and BJP leader Jagadish Shettar informed reporters in Mangaluru that BJP would hold a protest against the state government in Belagavi on December 9th.
Poojary said, “BJP leaders Yeddyurappa and his children, Katta Subramanya Naidu and his son, V Somanna, Murugesh Nirani, Sadananda Gowda and Jagadish Shettar are facing allegations in various cases, still BJP is demanding the resignation of Dinesh Gundu Rao”.
He said, “Sadananda Gowda’s son is accused of deceiving a lady. If BJP leaders have any face, let them ask the resignation of D V Sadananda Gowda. There are numerous union ministers who are accused in several cases. And even the PM and the BJP national president Amit Shah have criminal cases against them”.
Poojary queried, “Will BJP demand the resignation of PM and other accused ministers?”.
“The BJP is seriously becoming desperate without power in the state. BJP leaders lack knowledge. What if Congress or other opposition parties hold protest in the Parliament and not allow the proceedings? There were MPs in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha who did not allow passing any bill and protested instead. Hence, I am asking BJP to with draw the protest. If not, Even the Congress will hold protest against your minsters,” he warned.
Poojary said slammed the BJP leader Dr Subramanian Swamy for his statement about sending Congress president Sonia Gandhi to jail.
Poojary expressed his strong opposition to the ‘Kiss of Love’ campaign planned in Bengaluru, and said, “The state government should arrest those who participate in ‘Kiss of Love’ else, others may indulge in open kissing in future in public.
When asked to comment on the ban on Kambala, Poojary said, he cannot speak on the decree of the Supreme Court because it would be contempt of court. The present law minister has provision to amend the bill in the Parliament, or affidavit can be filed through the department of animal husbandry and veterinary sciences, he said.