Ryots slam govt policies

At a media conference here on Tuesday, he said the government, which is all geared up to implement the anti-cow slaughter bill, has at the same time acquired 20 acres of land near Hebbal in Bangalore that belonged to the University of Veterinary Sciences to construct houses for the high court judges.  Need of the hour was to spare that land and build the houses at any other place.

He also wanted the government to stall the works pertaining to the thermal power project being planned at Nandikooru as it would badly hit Hassan and Udupi districts. The project is being funded by a company in Japan, which will also be supplied power. The people would not be benefited by the project but only affect the flora and fauna in the Western ghats, he alleged.

Protests are being carried out since the past 23 years against the project. But the State government has again shown interest towards the project. If the government do not stall the project immediately, the protest would be intensified, he warned. Raitha Sangha district president of Dakshina Kannada Ravikiran Poonacha, Udupi district president Vijay Kumar Hegade, Honnavara Siddappa and others were present.

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