'Stop cash for votes'

'Stop cash for votes'

Expressing the need to stop the various kinds of mafia operating in the State, S R Hiremath of Jana Sangrama Parishat, said that the State’s natural resources were being exploited extensively.

He was speaking at Freedom Fighters Park in the city after organising a rally here on Sunday. The rally was part of a voter’s awareness rally launched at Male Mahadeshwara Hills on March 22. The rally will conclude at Freedom Park, Bangalore on March 30.

Calling upon the voters to refrain from voting for individuals who lured people in exchange for rewards, he said that people should question the revenues of such politicians that allowed them to provide gifts in exchange for votes.

“We should ready ourselves to launch a non-violent battle against corruption and those misusing power. We should also work towards empowering the villages of our country,” he said.

Parishat leader Raghavendra Kushtagi alleged that the sum total of all land scams in the State would amount to more than Rs five lakh crore. We should ensure effective governance by electing individuals who are not corrupt, he said.

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