H.K. Kumaraswamy, MLA, has accused the government of not being concerned about finding a solution to the elephant menace in Alur and Sakleshpur taluks.

The State had delayed filing its response to the High Court on relocation of elephants for the last four months, he told presspersons here on Saturday.

Mr. Kumaraswamy said that when the issue was raised in the Assembly, the government didn’t provide a proper reply, claiming instead that the matter was in court.

“If it is committed to resolving the issue, why has it been delaying filing the response?” he questioned.

Meanwhile, farmers in the two taluks faced crop loss and people died as the elephants were entering human settlements, he said.

Elephant corridor

On the proposed elephant corridor, the MLA said the government would have to study the matter to see if it would yield results. “How can one expect elephants to move only along that corridor?”