Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday, he said “bundhs which affects the commonman and the business establishments are illegal. In fact, Supreme Court had passed a verdict against the bundh in 2002 stating that nobody had the right to call for a bundh in the Anna DMK bundh incident. The bundh was against the interest of the country,” he added.
“If the Supreme Court does not take action against bundh, then there would be no value for law. Supreme Court should teach a lesson to political parties for calling bundh,” he felt.
Stating that the State BJP government is running away from responsibilities and had supported the bundh, he said even Shobha Karandlaje and other ministers were seen in the protest.
A government supporting the bundh was not seen in the history of India so far, he added. Stating that the Central government plays a role in hiking the price of petrol, Poojary said “the state government can reduce the price. There is 25 per cent sales tax on the petroleum products in Karnataka, while it was 8 per cent in Andra Pradesh and 11 per cent in Tamil Nadu.”
“The Centre was forced to increase the price of petroleum products as 80 per cent of the petroleum products are being imported from outside. In fact, the hike was necessary in the wake of global meltdown. However, the Congress had failed in explaining it to the people.”
Poojary said: “The BJP is responsible for the rise in the prices of essential commodities. The government had been supporting the hoarders. If it initiates action against hoarders, then the price will come down automatically.”