Greens see red in people's representatives' move

Greens see red in people's representatives' move

Politicians are trying to woo voters by taking up issue of environment

The environmentalists in the district allege that the elected representatives are misleading the people on CEC report keeping an eye on the forthcoming election.

With the help of the report, they are trying to level allegations against the environmentalists.

According to a press release issued by environmentalists K M Chinnappa, A A Poovaiah, K M Ravi Chengappa, B S Thammaiah, M J Appacchu, Kaliyanda Jayakumar, T M Pramod Somaiah and P M Muthappa said that the elected representatives who have failed to take up development work in the district are wooing the voters using the issue of environment.

Few organisations, elected representatives and politicians are reacting to the issue of Kadamakal road.

Kadamakal issue was total violation of the order of the Supreme Court.

There was no need to discuss in length the order, said the release.

Recently, an elected representative had started that the environmentalists will stop the entry of devotees to Talacauvery temple.

In reality, when Padinalku and Pattighat reserve forest was declared way back in 1904, Talacauvery was identified as a pilgrim centre and it was kept outside the purview of the reserve forest. Hence, the devotees need not fear over the romour of restriction to enter the temple.

“Before the declaration of Pushpagiri sanctuary in 1987, the public were asked to air their grievances. However, none of them had raised the issue of Kadamakal road.

If they had raised the issue, the road would have been outside the purview of the reserve forest and the row over the road would not have arised,” they said.

“There is no meaning to consider Kadamakal road as a indication of development. The incident of 2008 in Kadamakal was an attempt to question the democracy and verdict of the Supreme Court,” it said. 

The release said the state government has supported the view of the environmentalists when we approached Supreme Court.

The release said the politicians who give statements on the protection of environment have not engaged themselves in the protection of environment so far.

The elected representatives are responsible for the encroachment of 3,000 acre Devarakaadu in the district.

The release asked why elected representatives are quite over the issue of corrupt forest officials who are engaged in looting the forest resources.

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