Says Assembly elections in four major States will affect UPA
DHARWAD: The former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party State unit president S. Bangarappa has said that the fall of United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government at the Centre and the BJP-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in the State is imminent.
Mr. Bangarappa was addressing a protest rally organised by the party in Dharwad on Thursday to highlight the "failures" of the governments at the Centre and the State,
Mr. Bangarappa said the results of the elections in the four States and one union territory would have an adverse impact on the future of the UPA. Except in Pondicherry, the UPA would suffer a serious setback in all the four States where elections were being held, he added.
Under the leadership of the local leaders of the party, the protesters took out a march to the office of the Deputy Commissioner.
They shouted slogans against the governments throughout the march. Memorandums to the State and Union Governments were submitted seeking steps to be taken for the welfare of the people.
Members of the Samajwadi Party, led by Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation District unit presided Govindraj Harivan, took out a protest march in Hubli on Thursday.
They submitted memorandums in this regard to the tahsildar. Apart from other issues, protestors raised the issue of non-inclusion of Hubli-Dharwad under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM). Harivan, C.G. Patil, Ashok Badiger, and Gangadhar Doddawada spoke.
The protesters burnt effigies of State and Union governments and those of Ministers Basavaraj Horatti and Jagadish Shettar and the former Ministers Jabbar Khan Honnalli, A.M. Hindasageri, S.R. Morey and Basavaraj Bommai, MLC.