Political conspiracy behind ban on mass feeding: Nanaiah

Political conspiracy behind ban on mass feeding: Nanaiah

Temple committee shouldnt place restrictions

 Janata Dal  (Secular) MLC M C Nanaiah alleged that there is political hidden agenda behind the restriction on mass feeding by various organisations, at Talacauvery.

Addressing a press meet here recently, he said “Tamil Chettiyar family has been feeding thousands of devotees during Theerthodbhava for the last 100 years. Later, Kodagu Ekikarana Ranga, Mandya Annasantharpana Samithi and Virajpet Kodava Samaja joined hands with the Chettiyar family.

All the organisations were engaged in voluntary distribution of meals. It is not right on the part of temple administrative committee to place restriction over the mass feeding by various organisations.” Nanaiah said that he will support the temple committee for enforcing dress code.

“Talacauvery is not only a tourist destination but also a religious place. The visitors have to follow and maintain the sanctity of the place. Hence, the devotees have to wear decent dress.”

Bus shelter

The MLC said that the CMC should take up the work on private bus shelter, in the land belonging to Agriculture University. If the work on bus shelter is taken on BOT mode, then bus shelter will have to be leased for the private firm for 30 years.

He said that the administration of Ponnampet Forestry College should not have handed over to Shimoga University from the present Bangalore Agriculture University.

Western Ghats

He said the report submitted by expert Madhav Gadgil on inclusion of 16 hoblis in Western Ghats does not mention anything which would harm the interest of the residents of Kodagu. Those who have not read the report are creating confusion in the minds of the people. “Gadgil has given suggestions on the need for conserving forest wealth in the district. The report has never placed any restriction on agriculture or grazing activities.”

No activity near forest

He said “there is a need to urge the farmers not to use chemical fertilisers near periphery of the forest. Mining, sand mining, hydro electricity projects and resorts should not come up near the forest.”

“By conserving forest, we can check the work in laying high tension wire, construction of resorts, and hydro electricity project. The report has urged the government to provide facilities to the forest dwellers under Forest Rights Act,” he said.
He said, “Let us discuss at length on Western Ghats.”