'Uninterrupted power, water supply to industries height of injustice'

He was addressing a rights assertion protest rally organised by the Nagarika Seva Trust in association with other like-minded organisations to demand the government to ensure protection to land, water, forest, sea, culture and for the preservation of rights of farmers, fishermen and city dwellers at Nehru Maidan here on Saturday. Kumaraswamy said that SEZs, PCPIR and other similar mega industrial projects can never be called as development projects. “Development projects should be implemented in a balanced and inclusive manner so that it should benefit citizens as well as the nation too. Projects should also ensure cultural, social and environmental developement of the region along with economic growth,” he added.

“Parliamentarians do not oppose any rule amendments which were aimed at capitalists’ benefits. The proposed Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India Bill was drafted only to help those multinational capitalists. It is anti-constitutional that the Section 63 of the Bill impose imprisonment upto 2 years and fine upto Rs 2 lakh for any person, who speak against biotechnology without producing scientific evidence,” he added.

Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (Hasiru Sene) President Kodihalli Chandrashekhar said that Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has invited investors in Mumbai to invest in the State and have given them assurance of 24 hours water and electricity supply and adequate land. “Those investors will exploit our natural resources and develop themselves. They will never bother about the development of our region,” he added.

Earlier in the day, Pejawar Matt Seer Sri Vishveshatheertha Swamy inaugurated the rally at the Jyothi Circle in the city. Kemaru Sandipani Ashrama Pontiff Sri Eshavittaladasa Swamy, Kannada Sahitya Parishat former President Harikrishna Punarooru and others were present.
DH News Service

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