'Acharya contributed immensely to State'

Home Minister R Ashok said Acharya was one rare leader who committed himself to the development of the party and also contributed immensely to the progress of the State.


Speaking to media persons during his visit to the newly built RTO office and DC office complex at Rajatadri on Thursday, he said the State has incurred unbearable loss owing to the sudden demise of intellectual politician. 

He informed that Acharya was the mastermind behind the success of BJP in the State. His 40 year service to the party and state politics remains non controversial. He has left back the ideologies of moral ethics that kept him genuine throughout his long spanning political life.  He was the architect of the Udupi DC office complex and Mangalore police Commssionerate. Both the structures are unique exemplifying the level of superior work.

He embodied the future of BJP whenever he formulated the party’s poll manifesto, he said and added that government will take measures to construct the bus stand in PWD area in Udupi in memory of Dr Acharya as it was one of the dreams of Acharya that remained unfulfilled.

Govt bus service

Reacting to the query over running government buses parallel to private buses across the stretch running from Mangalore to Kundapur, Ashok informed that Transport department has been directed to seek permission for the land in Mangalore and there is no setting back from already taken decision. “We intend to have healthy competition with private buses and obviously, it is the public comfort and choice that matters the most. We are not against private buses. It is not just to run the buses. We do have certain guidelines to be followed similar to that of private bus owners before running the buses. We need different size buses as against the size of regular buses. There are nearly 5 national and international quality highways in the state,” he added.

He also informed that government has taken stringent actions against controlling naxal threat. It is known that there are around 20 naxals active in the state, of which about 5 are locals and remaining are from Tamil Nadu. Strict observation is done on the naxal activities besides security have been tightened in the naxal prone areas, he added.

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