Vedike flays govt move to provide Paduka darshan

Vedike flays govt move to provide Paduka darshan

DC has been made scapegoat by the govt

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, he said “the district administration has violated the Supreme Court’s order dated December 1, 2008. The BJP government has misused its power to pressurise the district administration to violate the court order.”

“When ‘bhoomipooja’ was performed for the repair of the cave, MP D V Sadanand Gowda, District-in-Charge Minister K S Eshwarappa and MLA C T Ravi had secretly taken the Datta idol near the Darga and performed pooja, which was a breach of the court order,” Ashok said. “Though there is no scope for any religious rituals other than Uroos in Bababudangiri, the Sangh Pariwar has committed contempt of court by celebrating Datta Jayanthi, and performing Ganahoma, Satyanarayanapooja and Datta Homa,” he criticised.

Contempt of court complaint will be filed against D V Sadanand Gowda and C T Ravi. Awareness will be created state-wide against the unconstitutional acts of the government, he announced.


Vedike Assistant Secretary Gouse Mohiuddin said the State government has made the Deputy Commissioner scapegoat who cleverly handled the entire episode. The government thinks that the officials need not abide by the law of the land but should obey the principles of Sangh Pariwar, he said.

“The Komu Souharda Vedike will further intensify its struggle from next year. It will create obstacles for the programmes of the Pariwar. It will launch a movement to dethrone the BJP,” he informed.

Popular Front of India District Secretary Fairoz said the Sangh Pariwar is trying to convert Bababudangiri, a symbol of religious harmony, into Ayodhya of South.

Congress’ demand

District Congress President M L Murthy has urged that investigation should be conducted into the issue, i.e., who had pressurised the DC regarding Datta Padukas. “Whoever may be the official or the minister who pressurised the DC, should be brought down from power,” he said.

‘Include Mujawar in panel’

Our stand is not that the cave should not be repaired. Such desire may be there with ‘foolish’ MLA C T Ravi. We naturally had doubts regarding the BJP government that had assigned the work of repairing the cave to a company that actually evicts buildings, and that violated the court orders from the very beginning. Our demand is that the repair supervision should be assigned to a committee that includes Mujawar also.  K L Ashok, State General Secretary, Komu Souharda Vedike

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