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Congress stages protest over bad roads

Gonikoppa, Nov 13, 2012, DHNS : 0:38 IST
Demanding the repair of roads in Kodagu district, the Congress staged a protest, by carrying out a jaatha from Gonikoppa to Virajpet, here on Tuesday. The protesters shouted slogans against the BJP government.

A large number of people take part in protest walk, urging the government to repair roads in Gonikoppa,   on Tuesday. (The jaatha covered a distance of 16 km. The jaatha commenced at 9.30 am and concluded at 4 pm.

DCC President B T Pradeep, MLC T John, V R Sudarshan, former minister Suma Vasanth, M M Nanaiah, Congress leaders Veena Acchaiah, Kumuda Dharmappa, Saritha Poonacha and others were part of the jaatha.

The protesters shouted slogans against K G Bopaiah and accused the State government for having failed to provide water, road and housing facilities to the poor.

Former MLC Arun Machaiah said that the Centre had released Rs 88,000 crore to the State in the last four-and- half years. The State government has been implementing anti-people’s programme. The row over Jamma Baane land continues to haunt the residents of Kodagu.

Former council chairperson V R Sabhapathi said that it is a shame that the roads in Kodagu district are unmotorable.

DCC President B T Pradeep said that the work on repairing the roads have not commenced even after the monsoon. The elected representatives have been making false promises.

The Congress workers planted banana plants on the road leading to Bittangala.
Later, addressing a public meeting at Virajpet, MP H Vishwanath said that the BJP government will collapse after the 2013 Assembly election.

He said the government has failed to provide basic facilities. The people in the State are craving for a change.

The State government has failed to solve the burning issues in the State.

The MP said “the roads in Kodagu district are in deplorable condition. The State has failed to utilise the funds released by the Centre.”

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