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Panchayat asked not to evict 80 families

  • A petition had been submitted to Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy
  • Udupi Taluk panchayat passed a resolution staying the order of the panchayat

    UDUPI: The workers of the Congress party under the leadership of the former Minister Vasanth Salian and former Minister of Parliament Vinaykumar Sorake staged a dharna in front of the Tenka village gram panchayat office on Monday.

    They demanded that the panchayat should not evict 80 poor families living on 4.5 acres of land in Admar area of Tenka village.

    Representation

    According to Mr. Salian, he had personally represented the plight of the 80 poor families to the former Chief Minister Dharam Singh, who had in turn restrained the officials of the Revenue Department against taking any action. But the gram panchayat wanted to evict 80 families.

    Again, when Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy visited Udupi district recently, a petition had been submitted to him on the issue. But the sub-divisional officer of Kundapur had agreed to the gram panchayat's proposal for eviction. The families had also submitted a petition to the Deputy Commissioner's Office, but to no avail.

    The Udupi Taluk panchayat had also passed a resolution staying the order of the Tenka Gram Panchayat. But the gram panchayat was trying to carry out the eviction.

    The former Minister of Pariliament Vinaykumar Sorake demanded to know why the State Government was silent on the issue.

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