KARNATAKA

BJP rally tomorrow in Belgaum

Staff Correspondent



BJP plans bicycle procession on a 10-km stretch

‘Anti-north Karnataka stand of JD(S) not exposed’



Belgaum: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has launched a State-wide campaign to protest against the “political injustice” caused to the party and its leader B.S. Yediyurappa, has planned to organise a rally at Sardar High School ground on College Road here on Monday.

MP Suresh C. Angadi and MLA Abhaykumar Patil said the programme would commence with a bicycle rally from Peeranwadi on Belgaum-Goa Road to Rani Channamma Circle covering 10 km distance at 8.30 a.m. on Sunday.

At Sardar School ground, several senior leaders of the party, including State unit president D.V. Sadanand Gowda and Mr. Yediryurappa would speak.

Mr. Angadi, who made a scathing attack on the former Chief Minister H.D. Kumarswamy for his “betrayal” and “breach of trust”, said the disregard shown to the “solemn agreement” on power sharing between Janata Dal (Secular) and the BJP by the latter was now talk of every village and lane.

At a time when the country faced a shortage of “role models” in public life, particularly in the field of politics, selfish politicians like Mr. Kumarswamy had only added to political immorality. Mr. Angadi said the party had shown a high degree of restraint by not exposing the “anti-north Karnataka” attitude of Mr. Kumarswamy and his father H.D. Deve Gowda and attributed starting of construction work on the long-pending Kalasa-Banduri nala project to the bold decision of the former Water Resource Minister K.S. Eshwarappa.

Mr. Kumarswamy locked himself in a room and had refused audience when BJP leaders wanted to request him to inaugurate construction work on the project.

Also, Mr. Kumarswamy performed bhoomi puja for establishment of Mini Vidhana Soudha in Belgaum with a heavy heart and under pressure from political leaders from Belgaum district. In fact, he identified a defence land only to find a pretext for denying mini Vidhana Soudha as he was aware that the Army would not hand over its land for civilian purpose.

It was Mr. Yediyurappa, who exhibited a great will power to do justice to the region and even sanction Rs. 270 crore in the annual budget proposals.

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