JD(S), Left parties protest against Centre

The protesters blamed the policies of the Centre for high inflation and alleged that the Prime Minister had failed to take steps to control the soaring prices.

The protest march began from Anand Rao Circle and proceeded up to Freedom Park, where the police took the protesters, including former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, into custody. Besides the JD(S), the CPI, the CPM and the Forward Bloc took part in the protest.
The parties had sought permission from the police to allow the protest march up to Raj Bhavan.

 However, when police denied them permission, Deve Gowda complained to the Governor.

Former MLA G V Srirama Reddy said the non-Congress and the non-BJP parties would launch a nation-wide protest against the UPA for its anti-people policies.

The cost of essential commodities had been on the rise for the last one-and-half-a-year. But the Centre had not taken the development seriously, he alleged.

Deve Gowda said his party would not join the BJP in its protest against the UPA rule at the Centre. The JD(S) would protest against both the BJP and the Congress. Criticising the BJP rule in Karnataka, Gowda said the BJP high command had been inactive.

Anti-people policies

Party’s senior leaders L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj, Nitin Gadkari have lost control over the party.  Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa behaves like he is the party supremo. “The poor in the country are distressed  because of the anti-people policies of both the Centre and the State,” he added.

Former Union Minister Basanagouda Patil Yatnal felt the need for a nation-wide revolution, on the lines of the revolution in Egypt, against the ruling governments. Deve Gowda should lead the protest, he added.

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