Writ petition in HC did not aim at ban on vehicles

Addressing a press meet here on Friday, he said the writ appealed for urgent completion of the road works in order to help the Kodagu farmers in transporting agriculture produces. There is no mention of banning traffic, he said.

“The Deputy Commissioner has permitted movement of vehicles towards Bethur which will delay the works further. People should bear inconvenience for two more months for the future convenience. Otherwise, the project will continue in the next year too,” he said.

“It is the BJP’s plot to stop the road works at any cost. Its idea is that there is no need for a road connectivity to Kerala. When they don’t want Makutta road, why should they allow vehicle movement towards Baithur?” he questioned.

“Since farmers can not carry their produces to Makutta due to the delayed road works, they are forced to carry them to Mangalore. They are not getting suitable price. There are no takers for hay due to untimely rains. Kerala market is inevitable for agricultural produces of Kodagu. Hence, the road works should be finished at the earliest. The BJP government is involved in anti-people acts,” he complained.

The contractor should have finished the works by December 2009. But he has told that he would seek court’s help to get an extension till March 31 since the works delayed due to untimely rains and other reasons. If the contractor does not finish the work in the extended duration, he should face the High Court’s ire,” Subbaiah warned.

A meeting of the leaders of secular and progressive organisations will be held Madikeri on Saturday regarding rights on trees. A decision will be taken on relaunching the movement, he informed.

CM has forgotten

“Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa had assured during the Assembly election campaigning that the problem of tree right ownership will be solved within one month if BJP comes to power. Now he has forgotten his promise,” he ridiculed.

‘Only god can save JD(S)’

“Janata Dal (S) is a party of fools. Only Yajnas-Yagas and God can save that party. No human beings can remain with the party,” ridiculed former MLA A K Subbaiah.

Reacting to the resignation of MLCs N Thippanna and B R Gurudev to the JD(S), he told media on Friday that “H D Deve Gowda becoming the Prime Minister of this nation itself was a tragedy. It was a shame on the democracy. Deve Gowda tells that he became the PM because of God’s grace; now the same god should curse him.” “At least now Deve Gowda should take up political renunciation. The society will move towards decay due to persons like him,” he said.

“N Thippanna and B R Gurudev have left the party because of greed for power. They have resigned with a hope that they would get better positions in the BJP. This is just a preplanned act and a continued political polarisation,” Subbaiah said.

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