KARNATAKA

Vedike to organise ‘Bangalore Chalo’

Staff Correspondent



‘Government will be urged to start work on Suvarna Vikasa Soudha’



Belgaum: The district unit of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike will organise “Bangalore Chalo” agitation on June 16 to bring pressure on the State Government to start work on Suvarna Vikasa Soudha in Belgaum city.

The vedike will also ask the Government to expedite all the development projects that have been put on hold in the wake of the Assembly elections, according to president of the district unit of the vedike Rajeev Topannavar.

He told presspersons here on Saturday that the a large number of workers of the vedike would stage a protest in front of Vidhana Soudha on June 16 against the “lackadaisical” attitude of the Government towards development requirements of Belgaum district.

Several promises

The Janata Dal (Secular)-Bharatiya Janata Party coalition Government had made several promises with regard to development of the district, but none of them were implemented, he said.

The vedike would urge the Government to set up an Export Promotion Council to encourage export of foundary products and sweets; start work on information technology and biotechnology parks, textile park, underground sewage scheme and Belgaum-Chorla road development project; announce a special package for renovation of Kannada medium schools in border areas, and accord taluk status to Kittur.

District tour

Referring to Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa’s promise to visit all the districts in the State, Mr. Topannavar said that the vedike would urge him to start the tour from Belgaum and submit a memorandum in support of its demands.

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