Appachu Ranjan gets rousing welcome in Kodagu

Minister promises to work for development of region

Appachu Ranjan gets rousing welcome in Kodagu

Mandepanda Poovaiah Appachu Ranjan was accorded a warm welcome during his maiden visit to the district, after taking oath as a cabinet minister, in the newly formed Ministry under the leadership of Jagadeesh Shettar, on Friday.

The district administration and the district BJP workers welcomed him at forest gate at Cauvery bridge. Superintendent of Police Manjunath Annigeri, Zilla Panchayat CEO Anjanappa, Tahsildar Bhaskar and others welcomed him with flower bouquets.

Zilla Panchayat President Shantheyanda Ravi Kushalappa, BJP state committee member Sunil Subramani, District BJP unit president B D Manjunath, Town Panchayat president S P Charitha, BJP spokesperson Manu Muthappa, TP President V K Lokesh and others were present. He was taken out in a procession in open vehicle.

In Madikeri, he visited Sri Kote Mahaganapathy temple and offered a special pooja at the temple.
The Minister also garlanded the statues of Field Marshal K M Cariappa, Subedar Guddemane Appayya.

Speaking on the occasion, he said “I have understood the problems faced by the villagers through village stay programmes. I will give priority to the rural roads, drinking water and site for the siteless.”

He said “I have already expressed my opposition to the world heritage site tag on Western Ghats. In case of necessity, I will raise the issue in the cabinet meeting.” He said that he will work to the expectations of the people of the district.

He said “with the blessings of Goddess Cauvery, I have received a berth in the Ministry. In the 20:20 cricket match, 13 overs have been completed. There is five overs to be played.

I have to hit either boundary or six. I will work round the clock for the welfare of the people.” He later visited Ganapathy temple and offered prayers. The party workers had even burst crackers and distributed sweets in Kushalnagar.

The Minister was given welcome at Guddehosur, 7th Hosakote, Suntikoppa, Kodagarahalli.  In Shanivarasanthe, a large number of supporters welcomed him at Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle.

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