'Drop cases against Vittal'

CPI members stage protest
Last Updated : 18 May 2012, 17:28 IST

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Communist Party of India Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district committee has demanded the State government to drop the cases against Mangalore University PG student Vittal Malekudiya and his father Lingappa over their alleged links with naxals.

During a protest against the government, in front of Deputy Commissioner’s office here on Friday, senior leader of the party B V Kakkillaya alleged that the government has cheated  even the State High Court with ‘fake witnesses’ . He demanded immediate release of Vittal and Lingappa. “The government should provide basic facilities to the family, failing which we will unite people for more intense agitation across the State,” he said.

Joining hands with Kakkillaya, CPI Leader Krishnappa said that though there are ministers with criminal charges, they continue in power. Stating that Vittal is in jail though allegations against Vittal are not proved, he sought to know whether this system is called democracy.

“Why this partiality?” he questioned and alleged that the government has failed to manage draught in the state and the BJP leaders are not bothered about providing shelter to the poor.

CPI Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts committee Secretary P Sanjeeva opined that the naxalism is spreading because of poor governance. Governments are acquiring the land of poor for industrial purpose, but never bother about providing facilities to them. Alleging that the State BJP government is corrupt, he said that the BJP does not have moral right to rule the State. CPI district leader B Vishwanath Nayak and few other leaders of the party were present.

Published 18 May 2012, 17:28 IST

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