Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Subbaiah said that a district-level campaign will be organised in October to create awareness on such pseudo environmentalists. “Those pseudo environmentalists come in the way of people of district and create trouble with regard to Bane land. Though the High Court had delivered a clear verdict hearing the case of Chakkera Poovaiah in connection with Bane land, pseudo environmentalists put pressure on forest officials to issue circulars,” he alleged.
“Those environmentalists are working against the interests of people. Though airports and six-lane roads are being developed in cities, those environmentalists oppose development in villages. Some forest officials are hand-in-glove with those environmentalists, who wanted to see development only in urban areas,” Subbaiah said.
Environmentalists are opposing all development works including high tension electricity line, minor irrigation projects and roads. Following this, environmentalists have become enemies of farmers. The campaign will throw light on such issues, he said adding that the fight will be carried out through Kodagu Asthithva Samiti.
Guv’s decision welcomed
Subbaiah welcomed the decision of Governor H R Bharadhwaj, who sent the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill to the President of India for verification. “It is commendable that the Governor has responded to the protests of Action Committee formed against the Bill. It has been decided to send a delegation to the President of India and demand the intervention of Supreme Court,” he said. Talking about the mining scams in Karnataka, Subbaiah said that the cases should be handed over to CBI. “The illegal mining in the State is a B S Yeddyurappa government sponsored crime. Those who are involved in the illegal mining scam should be punished,” he added.