'Punish Lokayukta's phone tappers'

'Punish Lokayukta's phone tappers'

State BJP Spokesperson C T Ravi speaking to presspersons after BJP mandala leaders meeting in Mangalore on Sunday. DH photo

State BJP Spokesperson C T Ravi said that tapping Lokayukta Santosh Hegde’s phone is a serious crime. Those who were involved in tapping the phone should be punished.

Speaking to presspersons at BJP mandala leaders meeting in Mangalore on Sunday, he said “it is not right to level allegations against the BJP on phone tapping issue. The opposition does not have any other work other than levelling allegations against the ruling party. Lokayukta is free to take any legal action against phone tapping issue. The BJP will cooperate with the investigation.”

After studying the Lokayukta report on illegal mining, the BJP will take action in the interest of the state and the country. The decision on the developments in the state will be taken by the Central core commitee.

Governor has a constitutional post. He should work within the purview of the Constitution, he added.


The BJP leaders’ meetings in all districts have been called to strengthen the party and not to discuss on the preparations for the elections or retaining the power in the State, clarified Ravi.

He said to achieve coordination with the BJP and the State government, State BJP unit president K S Eshwarappa is holding such meetings in all the district headquarters. The President will complete touring all the districts by the month end.

Ravi said Eshwarappa has already held meetings in 21 districts. The meeting also aims at strengthening the party at the grassroot level by involving various activities.

No reaction

Though media persons approached State BJP President K S Eshwarappa, he said that he will not react to the media, at this point of time.

No change in CM

District-in-Charge Minister Krishna Palemar said that Chief Minister has been carrying out good works in the State. Hence, there was no need to change the Chief minister.

“False allegations were levelled against the Chief Minister. Without proving the allegations, the CM need not tender resignation. Eshwarappa’s visit was not sudden. It was a pre-planned meeting. It is party’s meeting. Lokayukta report is related to the government and there was no connection between the report and the meeting,” he said.  
Assembly Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat, MLAs Angara, Mallika Prasad, ZP President Shailaja Bhat, district BJP President Padmanabha Kottari and others were present. 

Similar meeting was held at Udupi on Sunday, which was attended by Higher Education Minister Dr V S Acharya, Mangalore MP Naleen Kumar Kateel, BJP senior leader Somashekar Bhat among others.

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