Mangalore, Oct. 9: The ministers who are supposed to respond to the needs of the people but they are more concerned about their political disparity. The way the State Government’s functioning shows that they look after political problems rather than the people’s problem” said Karnataka BJP Chief Prahlad Joshi
He addressed the press persons on Wednesday, October 9 at BJP office near PVS Cicle.,
Speaking about animals death he said more than 5,000 animals have died due to foot and mouth disease. The compensation amount should be fixed at Rs. 25,000 for each animal and the State Government should pay the compensation immediately.
.And the government has announced a compensation of Rs 12,000 for areca nut growers who have suffered huge losses, which is not all sufficient. Hence, a minimum sum of Rs 25,000 per hectare should be given,” he demanded.
“If the Central Government doesn’t take necessary steps then all the MPs belonging to BJP will conduct protest in parliament” he added.
He further said that recently Rehman Khan sent a letter to the Prime Minister offices appealing to issue conduct certificate to terror accused who are exonerate by the courts. It has also proposed for fast track of cases. Why fast track cases of only minorities. This is nothing but vote bank politics. BJP believes that terrorism doesn’t have any caste or colour. Who is Congress to issue character certificate,” Joshi questioned.
Calling the state government ‘Kumbakarna’ Joshi said it has been almost four months since the budget was announced but still the projects planned have not been implemented, other than ‘Anna Bhagya’, which he said also has loopholes.
About Lok Sabha election:
“Commenting on the upcoming Lok Sabha election, Joshi said a preparatory meeting was held in Mumbai recently with the BJP national president where all the necessary decisions were taken. In connection to this, a Lok Sabha convention will be held before December 15, he added.
The dicission of BJP about Yettinahole:
As far Yettinahole project is concerned Joshi said that “the project should be implemented on limited basis. Environmental impact and assessment studies should be done. Before starting the work, we will ask the CM to discuss the matter in detail and take people of both districts into confidence.”
Former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda, former district incharge minister C T Ravi, MLA Sunil Kumar, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel, MLC Monappa Bhandary, Pratap Sinha Nayak, Sulochana Bhat and others were present.