BJP to mount pressure on George to resign

BJP to mount pressure on George to resign

BJP spokesman Ashwath Narayan said here on Sunday that the BJP would continue with its demand that Bangalore Development Minister K J George should resign.

The BJP has continuously been making this demand in light of the FIR filed against George by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the suicide of DySP Ganapathy.

He spoke to reporters on Sunday and said that after the BJP began demanding George's resignation, Congress party has started making allegations against BJP leaders.

"They have been making allegations continuously. But why have not senior Congress leaders like AICC vice-president Rahul Gandhi or Union Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge reacted to the charges against George?" the spokesman queried.

The BJP spokesman recounted the time when Congress minister R L Jalappa had stepped down when charges were made against him in the Rasheed murder case and was later cleared of all charges. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah knows all of this as he had worked with Jalappa then.

But now that serious charges have been levelled against George, he has not asked George to step down, he added.

Parivathana rally

BJP National President Amit Shah will flag-off the Parivarthana rally that is slated to begin from the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre grounds on November 2. In the first phase, the rally will pass through 12 districts, Ashwath Narayan said.

At the inauguration, district in-charge minister Muralidhar Rao will also participate. Many district and national leaders are scheduled to take part in the rally in which a turn out of three lakh supporters is expected. Three BJP workers on motorbikes from each booth are expected to take part in the rally. All of them have been strictly instructed to use helmets.

BJP district president G B Jyoti Ganesh spoke and said that the rally would arrive in the city on November 2 at 5 pm under the leadership of State president B S Yeddyurappa. The jatha will pass through Turuvekere (Gurubhavana) on November 3, Chikkanayakanahalli (Navodaya college) and Hebbur (Ganapathi temple) in the evening. The rally will halt in Tumakuru for the night.

On November 4, a convention will be held on the grounds behind the Central Library and proceed to Gubbi in the afternoon (Government junior college grounds). Another meeting will be held in Tiptur the same evening, Ashwathnarayana said.

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