Freedom fighter bats for new policy on Cauvery river water sharing

Freedom fighter bats for new policy on Cauvery river water sharing

Freedom fighter H S Doreswamy, on Friday, demanded a new policy for distribution of Cauvery river water between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

During an interaction organised by the district unit of Kannada Sene at Gandhi Bhavan here, Doreswamy said, “It is not possible to accept the policy implemented during the British Raj. Though it is tough to get a new policy, it is possible through concerted movement.”

He urged the state government to strengthen the Lokayukta and said, the institution should not be weakened. “As corruption is rampant in the society, let Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) work in tandem with Lokayukta. Every government office should have an ACB unit in it,” he said.

On reservation, Doreswamy said that reservation was provided for the uplift of deprived and backward classes. “The government should analyse the benefits of reservation among the people to make it more effective. People who have enjoyed the fruits of reservation should provide opportunities for others,” he said.

Doreswamy said that today’s youths have no proper guidance and are least bothered about the nation. “Parents believe that their children are employable only if they are educated in English medium. The parents should understand the importance and significance of Kannada language. Both parents and government hold equal responsibility to protect the language,” he said.

‘Do not drop agitation’

Doreswamy called upon the farmers not to drop the agitation for safeguarding Mysore Sugar factory.
“Don’t bother about people’s representatives, if they are reluctant to save the factory. The government is unaware of the history and significance of the factory. The farmers should be ready to go to jail to save the factory,” he said.

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