Siddu writes to Goa CM over safety of Kannadigas

Siddu writes to Goa CM over safety of Kannadigas

Siddu writes to Goa CM over safety of Kannadigas

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that he has written a letter to his Goa counterpart, Manohar Parrikar, to safeguard the interests of Kannadigas in that State.

In the backdrop of not less than 50 families being pushed to the streets after a Goa disaster management team demolished hutments along the Baina beach in Vasco, Siddaramaiah said that he will personally speak to Parrikar in this regard.

“A delegation had come to meet me on the issue. I have written to the Goa chief minister to ensure that Kannadigas in that State are given adequate protection.

I will also personally speak to him in this regard. After receiving their reaction, the State will proceed further,” he said.

A delegation led by controversial Hungund Congress MLA Vijayanand Kashapannavar and Bheemashankar Patil of the Kannada activist group, Karnataka Nava Nirman Sene, had met Siddaramaiah along with two women, whose shanties were razed to ground by the Goan authorities last week.

The women alleged that a stay by the Goa bench of Bombay High Court had now been vacated, leading to speculations that the Goan authorities may demolish further hutments in the vicinity and thereby asking them to leave the town.

The matter was raised in the Legislature last week, asking the Karnataka government to intervene.