CM should apologise for remark, demands Shobha Karandlaje

CM should apologise for remark, demands Shobha Karandlaje

MP expresses concern about hate politics practised by PFI

The Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje has demanded that the Chief Minister apologise for his unconstitutional remark.

“The chief minister is behaving unlawful and has deeply hurt the religious sentiments of the Hindus in his attempt to lure the minorities,” Karandlaje said, speaking to mediapersons.

She alleged that the Congress itself is finding ways to communalise issues. “Any political party should be non-religious in the aftermath of elections. It should commit itself to the people. The Congress, however, is fuelling communal agenda. The Popular Front of India (PFI) has picked up hate politics and communal activities in big ways and there is an urgent need to curb such activities at the earliest,” warned the MP.

Karandlaje demanded that the Abhayachandra Jain, Minister for Fisheries and Youth Empowerment and Sports should apologise for his statements on Prashanth Poojary, who was killed in Moodbidri. “The minister has said that Prashanth Poojary had police cases booked against him. The deceased, however, was innocent, and the State government is trying to mislead people to protect the guilty,” she accused.

Continuing, she said, “The case is being diluted and the attention is being diverted, following the arrest of nine accused. Impartial inquiry should be conducted to help the truth come out. The police should arrest the people whom the deceased had named, before his last breath. The truth is being hidden with conspiracy. The law and order mechanism has failed greatly in the entire State.”

Stating that the government is behaving irresponsible and delaying its response concerning the report submission on Kasturirangan Report, the MP said the last date is on November 4 and the notification clearly states the government’s non-submission of the Report on time on the previous occasion.

‘People kept unaware’

She alleged that the government had formed a Cabinet sub-committee, which, she added, was of no use unless and until a strong report is submitted reducing the ecologically sensitive areas. She said the State government has failed to contact the people in the affected areas.

“Yet again, the government has kept the people in dark. As many as 1,576 villages are included. The report also states that nearly 40 taluks will be massively affected. The State government has shown the height of irresponsibility. The 60 days’ deadline will also get over and the affected areas will remain as it is without any relaxations,” she complained. She alleged that the government has also not appointed the advocate to argue on its behalf.

Assuring that she has raised the issue of delayed national highway works with the Central government, the MP added that she will ensure that temporary patchworks will be taken up on the Malpe road once the rain completely stops.

She said as the crossing of two highways would take place in the Karavali junction, the national highway authority has decided to build the overbridge in the area.

She said the present road would be kept as usual, without fillings, and that, instead, the four-lane would be built through with an overbridge. So the Opposition parties need not politicise the issue and point fingers at her, she said.

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