Shama Sunder

‘We worked as a team to develop Hassan’

HASSAN: “My father, H.D. Deve Gowda, is my source of inspiration. What others could not achieve in 50 years, I have done in two years,” said H.D. Revanna here on Saturday.

In an interview with The Hindu, he said people had witnessed all-round development in Hassan district in a span of two years when he was Minister. “We will go to the people listing all our achievements,” he said while reiterating that Mr. Deve Gowda would contest from Hassan constituency.

Mr. Revanna said Rs. 1,770 crore had been sanctioned for laying a four-lane road between Bangalore and Mangalore, and work was in progress. The project would be completed in 18 months.

He said 1,000 houses had been sanctioned for Hassan taluk and another 1,000 for Holenarsipur taluk. Each house would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.3 lakh. Work had already begun on the project and homes would be allotted to the poor, he said.

Mr. Revanna claimed that it was his father who had ensured that a Government Medical College was set up here, in 2006.

He appealed to the Election Commission to inquire into how people in Shimoga and Chikmagalur districts were able to get more than 18 hours of continuous power supply when other districts were reeling under a crisis.

He said Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa had ordered several audits of accounts of the Karnataka Milk Federation, but no irregularities were found. He urged Mr. Yeddyurappa not to practise vindictive politics. Mr. Revanna said all Janata Dal (Secular) MLAs, leaders and party workers in the district worked as a team and ensured development during the H.D. Kumaraswamy regime. He claimed that the people were aware of the problems associated with a BJP Government and said the Janata Dal (S) would focus on the achievements of Mr. Deve Gowda while seeking the support of the people.