Staff Correspondent

  • Davangere Youth Congress to hold public meetings
  • `Chief Minister should have quit when the allegations were levelled against him'

    DAVANGERE: The Davangere Youth Congress has decided to launch a month-long protest from August 10 against the Janata Dal (Secular)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition Government in the State. It will hold public meetings to highlight the "misdeeds" and "high-level corruption" in the Government.

    Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday D. Basavaraj and Shivanahalli Ramesh, Youth Congress I leaders and former presidents of Davangere City Municipality questioned "What moral right does the coalition Government have to continue in power despite the Rs.150-crore bribery charge against Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy. The BJP instead of taking serious note of this had suspended Janardhana Reddy.

    He had said he had "concrete evidence" to prove his charge against the Chief Minister and two others, Mr. Basavaraj said.

    Mr. Basavaraj said the Chief Minister should have "honourably" quit when the allegations were levelled against him.

    The month-long campaign would educate people about the BMIC (Bangalore Mysore

    Infrastructure Corridor) scandal and how the Government had cheated farmers to the tune of hundreds of cores of rupees by acquiring excess lands and giving it to NICE.

    Veteran Congress leader and former president of the Davangere City Municipality Jambagi Sharnappa will inaugurate the protest at Ram and Co Circle.