Congress ignored Hindus in the coast: MLC Bhoje Gowda

Congress ignored Hindus in the coast: MLC Bhoje Gowda

Bhoje Gowda

MLC Bhoje Gowda has opined that the Congress lost the recently concluded Assembly election in the coastal belt as it had neglected Hindus.

He was speaking to reporters here on Saturday

The MLC said that the Congress had won the highest seats in the previous Assembly elections. “However, it faced an utter defeat in the 2018 Assembly election in the coastal region. The Congress should introspect on where the votes from Hindus went. Hindu votes were polarised due to the developments that took place in the five-year Congress rule in Karnataka,” he said.

Further, he said polarisation of votes led to Congress defeat in the coast. Keeping this in mind, the JD(S) leaders have been asked to give priority to Hindus along with members of the minority communities.

On the coalition for the elections to the urban local bodies (ULBs) in Karnataka, Bhoje Gowda said no decision has been taken so far. “The decision will be taken after holding discussions at the local level,” he clarified.

To address the grievances of teachers in South-West Teachers constituency, the MLC said that he will open an office in Mangaluru as well.

“The problems faced by the guest lecturers have been addressed immediately. A total of 12,000 guest teachers and lecturers have been recruited in Karnataka so far,” he added.

A meeting of teachers’ representatives and Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy will be convened shortly to discuss the problems faced by the teachers, said Bhoje Gowda.

MLC’s statement surprising, says Khader

Reacting to Bhoje Gowda’s statement, Minister for Urban Development and Housing U T Khader said that the statement of Bhoje Gowda is surprising.

Khader, who is also the Dakshina Kannada District In-charge Minister, pointed out, “The MLC does not hail from this district. It is not right on the part of an elected representative to issue such a statement. The Congress never worked on the lines of caste and religion. The Congress had worked on the aspirations of the Constitution.”

Further, he said, “An elected representative from one party should not speak of another party in such a tone.”

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