BJP trains gun at Minister Pramod Madhwaraj

District BJP president Mattar Ratnakar Hegde said District In-charge Minister Pramod Madhwaraj should owe the responsibility for the “shameful incident” in which the deputy commissioner was attacked and he should immediately resign from his position.

Speaking to reporters, Hegde said sand mafia is tailor-made by Congress. The illegal sand miners are nurtured by Congress as former ZP members representing Congress are involved in the incident, he charged.

He criticised that the law and order condition has totally collapsed in the district. The lack of a proper sand mining policy has resulted in the attack against the officers. Sand is illegally transported to neighboring districts. The district in-charge minster has utterly failed to prevent illegal sand mining, he charged.

Hegde charged that if the bureaucrats do not listen to the district in-charge minister, they are changed. The minister wants the officials to dance according to his tunes. The chief minister should remove him from his post, he demanded.
He also demanded a separate sand policy for the coastal districts.

BJP also staged a protest rally against the minister and the government condemning the attack on the DC and other officials.

MP flays govt

Meanwhile, MP Shobha Karandlaje said the government's total negligence has resulted in the incident. “The illegal sand mining is rampant in the district and the government is least bothered to prevent it,” she demanded and demanded that police should conduct an impartial probe and arrest the culprits immediately.

The government officials will boycott work and stage a protest in front of the DC’s office condemning the incident on April 4, she said.

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