BJP made politics a business: KPCC Chief

BJP made politics a business: KPCC Chief

Parameshwar promises tickets to youth who are loyal to the party, for ZP, TP elections

KPCC President Dr Parameshwar addressing party workers at the Town Hall in Mangalore on Tuesday. A procession being carried out prior to the  party workers meet. DH Photo

Addressing party workers at the Town Hall here on Tuesday, Parameshwar said that the people of the State never saw such a corrupt government in the history of Karnataka.

“The BJP has to its credit the fame of transforming politics into a business. They spent crores to buy MLAs to save the government,” Parameshwar charged saying that B S Yeddyurappa should be ashamed of himself.

He said that people chose BJP with the expectation that the party will protect their rights, but their hopes have been shattered as the government has ignored them completely, Parameshwar said.

“The achievement of the BJP government is the denotification of land for party leaders and their relatives. Yeddyurappa, who had presented two budgets, should explain as to how many pro-people schemes have been implemented in the State during his tenure,” he questioned.

“They wore green shawls while taking oath and killed a farmer at Haveri within few days of coming to power. Finally, it was concluded through an inquiry that the person who died at Haveri was not a farmer,” he lamented.

Yeddyurappa had allotted sites to his son B S Raghavendra, but it was not mentioned in the affidavit while the latter contested for Lok Sabha election. “It is ridiculous that Yeddyurappa, who is an accused in land scams, is ordering a probe against the same issue,” he added.

The Lokayukta had trapped many officials in the State, but none of them were punished so far as all the recommendations were ignored by the government, Parameshwar said. “Awareness should be created among the people about the corrupt BJP government,” he saidBJP was strengthened only because of the inaction of Congress workers, he said and called upon party workers to meet people at the grassroots levels.

‘Tickets to youth’

Parameshwar said that the Congress will give priority to youth while choosing candidates for the elections to Zilla Panchayats and Taluk Panchayats.

 “Tickets will be issued only to aspirants, who are loyal to the party,” he added.
Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council Motamma said that the BJP has neglected women in the State totally by not giving representation in the Assembly.

“The only woman in the Cabinet was removed to please a lobby and later she was given another portfolio due to pressure from another group in the party. Let Yeddyurappa distribute sarees to all male leaders in BJP,” she criticised.

She said that about 63,000 houses were damaged in the flood in North Karnataka.
However, the government could construct only 6,000 houses.

Former Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council V S Ugrappa said, “politics is not the last refuge of scoundrels, but it is a place for dedication. Party workers should strive to defeat the BJP in the elections.”

Mahila Congress State President Manjula Naidu said that women in the State are forced to live in a fearful environment as the BJP government show no concern towards them. “Women should reject BJP in the next general elections,” she added.

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