Revoke decision in the Cabinet, urge NGOs

Speaking in the wake of the recent announcement by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa that he had not given permission for mining at Bolegowdanakatte, the activists described CM’s statement as a dual stand.

All they want is that the Cabinet has to discuss the same subject and succinctly announce that the decision taken in the earlier meeting was null and void.  The struggle will continue till then, the activists resolved at a meeting convened under the aegis of Association of Concerned and Informed Citizens of Mysore (ACICM) at the Institution of Engineers in the City on Sunday.

Eight-point decision

This apart, the meeting arrived on eight-point decision; to create awareness under the auspices of ACICM in 30 villages surrounding Bolegowdanakatte, followed by writing a letter to the Government seeking reply before March 30, to influence religious heads like Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Balagangadharanatha Swamiji and Ganapathi Sachidananda Swamiji to urge Government, constitution of a committee comprising elected representatives of both Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts, NGOs and also farmer leaders, to impress upon local bodies including MCC, a resolution opposing the mining activities, circulation of questionnaire to all educational institutions to elicit their opinions, postcard campaign and to move Supreme Court, if need be.

Member of Parliament H Vishwanath, ACICM convener M Lakshmana, writer Horeyala Doreswamy, environmentalist Ravikumar, journalist K B Gapanathy, MLC K T Srikante Gowda, former minister Shivanna, former mayor Vasu, farmer leaders Kurubur Shanthakumar, Badagalapura Nagendra, Hosakote Basavaraju and others participated in the meeting.

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