Varthur predicts major role for backward classes in governance

I should not have sacrificed power for Siddaramaiah
Last Updated : 05 November 2009, 17:41 IST
Last Updated : 05 November 2009, 17:41 IST

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“The ruling power has eluded the backward classes in the State. Except Bangarappa and Veerappa Moily none from the backward classes was at the helm in the State. However, Days of backward classes capturing power are not far away,” he said while speaking at the 521st Kanaka Jayanthi celebrations at open air theatre in the premises of Town Municipal Council here on Thursday.

He said that the officials have turned deaf to the demands of the people of the backward classes. The administration in the state has failed as leaders from the upper class are holding the reigns. “Being a legislator in the government without power is like being a member of Gram Panchayat,” he said.
 Kanaka Jayanti celebrations should be held not only in towns and cities but also in villages, he observed.

Laments decision

He called upon the members of Ahinda to stand united. He regretted that he should not have sacrificed the power for the sake of his political ‘guru’ Siddaramaiah. “I would have been part of the ruling government but for my sacrifice,” he lamented. He called upon the members of backward classes and communities to work for uplift of the the downtrodden.

Speaking after inaugurating the programme legislator M Narayanaswamy said that celebration of Kanaka Jayanti should not be limited to any one particular community, but it should be a festival for all. He called upon the public to emulate principles and ideals preached by Kanaka Dasa.
Kolar Gold Fields Government Employees Association President Subramani distributed prizes to the meritorious students on this occasion.

As part of the celebration, tableau of Kanaka Dasa was taken out in main streets of the town.
Circle Inspector G Keshavamurthy, Town Municipal Council President Shamshuddinbabu, Taluk Panchayat President Bharati Bhimanna, Block Education Officer Jayaraj, Kuruba Association President Ramakrishnappa, Government Employees Association President C Chandrashekharagowda, Appaiah Gowda, A N Ramesh, Taluk Panchayat member M Ashwath, Narayanappa, Kuruba community leader B Hosarayappa, Bhagyamma, Subbarayappa and AEE Krishnamurthy were present on the occasion.

Casteless society

Speaking at a similar programme at Chikkaballapur, legislator Bachegowda said that only eradication of caste barriers could pave way for creation of a casteless utopian society.

Inaugurating the programme at Taluk Panchayat auditorium, the MLA called upon people to come out of the narrow confines of caste divisions and strive for social uplift.

Taluk Panchayat member K R Reddy, Zilla Parishat executive engineer Devaraj and others were present on the occasion.

Published 05 November 2009, 17:22 IST

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