KRRS to stage statewide protest on Nov 10

Melkote MLA and Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha leader K S Puttannaiah on Thursday announced that a State-wide protest has been planned on November 10 to garner the attention of the State government towards various agrarian issues.

Addressing the media in the city, Puttannaiah alleged that the government had turned a blind eye towards the farmers, who were reeling under many a crisis. The farmers who have been traditionally cultivating maize and vegetables, especially onion, tomato and brinjal, followed by sugarcane and cotton, continue to be in distress due to the fall in prices.

Puttananaiah said though the government had launched a process to constitute Agriculture Price Commission, it was only on paper.

Puttannaiah suggested the government to issue plan based permits to grow the crops that would at least ensure the fate of the farmers.
In addition to this, revolving fund would help the ryots further.

Counselling

Puttananaiah also suggested the government to counsel the farmers to check migration to urban areas. Like the counselling undertaken by the government to improve the relationship between couples in domestic disputes, the farming community too needed similar intervention, he said.

Attack on Rashmi

Answering to media queries, Puttannaiah said he would raise the issue of attack on IAS officer Rashmi V Mahesh, Director General of Administrative Training Institute (ATI) who concurrently holds the charge of Regional Commissioner, during the forthcoming special session of the legislature in Belgaum.

The issue of recurring sexual assault incidents on minors too would be raised.

‘Nariman wrong’

General Secretary of Rajya Raitha Sangha and advocate Badagalapura Nagendra asserted that senior advocate Fali S Nariman had flouted the ethics by taking up the case of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha in the Supreme Court recently.

Nagendra told the media that it was wrong for the same advocate who representing Karnataka government in a petition against TN in Cauvery river water sharing dispute, to represent the AIADMK chief as well. Nariman had successfully moved the bail application of Jaya in the apex court.

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