Kumaraswamy starts first janata darshan three hours late

Kumaraswamy starts first janata darshan three hours late

In picture: Chief Minister Kumaraswamy. DH Photo.

Over 50 people waited for Chief Minister Kumaraswamy’s first janata darshan (public grievance redressal meeting) at his home office Krishna on Tuesday, but it started three hours late.

For M Gangappa, a chest cancer patient, waiting three hours was no big deal. He has been running from pillar to post seeking financial aid for eight years. “We only hope that our plea will be considered under the chief minister’s relief fund,” Gangappa’s wife pleaded with Kumaraswamy. Kumaraswamy will hear public grievances at Krishna between 10 am and 11 am every day, when he is in Bengaluru. The meet on Tuesday started at 1 pm, instead of the scheduled 10 am and people had queued up since 8 am.

Ranjita from Koratagere, whose contract as a data entry operator at Vidhana Soudha ended, came with a plea seeking employment.

There was a group of parents that complained against a school that denied their children seats under the Right to Education (RTE) quota. There were ‘D’ group employees who sought permanent employment. There were those who alleged a scam in the allotment of houses meant for the Madiwala community in Mahalakshmi Layout. Kumaraswamy received a plea from S L Bhagyalakshmi from Kamakshipalya, who complained that she had been cheated of Rs 6.5 lakh by a credit cooperative society and sought justice.

There was also a father of an engineering graduate who came with an unusual plea. He requested Kumaraswamy to recommend his son for a job at Toyota or Bosch company.