KARNATAKA

RPI protests against ‘misuse' of funds

The Republican Party of India (RPI) staged a demonstration here on Wednesday against the misuse of funds meant for the welfare of Dalits, for the Commonwealth Games.

State president of RPI, M. Venkataswamy, said: “Congress president Sonia Gandhi should ask the Chief Minister of Delhi Sheila Dixit to resign owning moral responsibility for diversion of funds.”

The party also demanded that Suresh Kalmadi, chairman of the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, be removed from his post.

Sudhakar targeted

The protesters alleged that Social Welfare Minister D. Sudhakar had ignored the atrocities against Dalits. He had not taken any action towards checking these attacks.

“Mr. Sudhakar has not visited even one village where Dalits were subjected to atrocities,” Mr. Venkataswamy alleged.

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