Protesters demand good governance

Protesters demand good governance

Members of CPI(M) at a protest rally in Bagepalli on Tuesday against the anti-people policies of the Union and State governments . DH PHOTOHe was speaking after the CPM and other organisations had laid siege to the taluk office to protest against the failure of the Centre and state governments to provide good administration and said, “In spite of the Centre and State governments facing several allegations, the prime minister and the chief minister are not resigning.

The BJP government which has come to power for the first time in the State has wasted all its time making promises but not implement any development programme, he said.

The government has completely ignored the unorganised sector by failing to provide them job security and the organised sector workers any facilities. Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa is fighting to retain his seat but has no concern for the common man, he said expressing his displeasure.

Both the Centre and the State governments have completely failed to check inflation and corruption. As a result it has become extremely difficult for the poor and the common man to cope with life, he said.

The BJP has not kept up its word of providing rice at Rs 2 a kg during election. Even though it is a couple of years since the BJP government came to power, it has not been able to provide succour to the poor and the common man. The poor have been caught in more economic problems, said Sriram Reddy.

Between 1998 and 2007 4.37 lakh farmers have committed suicide. The agriculture activities have taken a back seat. The farmers are not able to come out of their problems.

The government which has to give more grants to agriculture and protect the farmers’ interest, instead is immersed in other programmes, he criticised.

Tahsildar T V Hanumantharaya who visited the protest spot received a memorandum from the protesters.

“ A meeting will be called in two or three days to address the taluk’s problems,” he said.
Bescom engineer Umesh said that the electric poles in the centre of the main roads will be shifted.

105 acres land has been identified to distribute sites and construct houses which will be distributed to the taluk’s people, assured taluk panchayat executive officer Nagappa.

Vice president B Savithramma, member Narayanamma, taluk panchayat president Shobarani, district unit youth organisation president Chennarayappa, CPM taluk unit president Raghuram Reddy, secretary Kolimipalli Venkatswamy Reddy, Karnataka Regional Farmers’ Association taluk unit president Chandrashekar Reddy, secretary G N Sriramappa, leaders C D Gangulappa, Govardhanachari, Ramalingappa, Devikunte, Srinivas, G M Ramakrishnappa, J C Manjunatha Reddy, Anganavadi Workers Association, Janavadi Mahila Sangatane, Asha Workers Association and Gram Panchayat Workers Association members participated in the protest.