KARNATAKA

Recommend State Govt. dismissal, Governor urged

Staff Correspondent

HASSAN: Launching an attack on the coalition Government in the State, the Chikmagalur MLA, C.T. Ravi, urged the Governor, T.N. Chaturvedi, to recommend the dismissal of the State Government to uphold the dignity of Constitution and safeguard the interest of the people.

Addressing presspersons here on Saturday, Mr. Ravi said that the State Government has failed to protect the interest of the people and the coalition partners are always engaged in blame game. The Government has neglected primary issues, such as distribution of Ashraya houses, issuing yellow cards to below poverty line families, and expediting work on languishing irrigation projects.

The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA launched a padayatra from Chikamagalur to Bangalore on June 27 to urge the Government to stop evicting tribal people from the forest area, complete nine irrigation projects in Chikmagalur, distribute of Ashraya houses, and issue yellow cards to BPL families.

Mr. Ravi alleged that the Ministers have forgotten to safeguard people's interest.

He said that while the former Minister, D.K. Shivakumar, and the Working President of Janata Dal (Secular), H.D. Kumaraswamy, are fighting each other in Bangalore (Rural) district, the Minister for Horticulture, Alangur Srinivas, recently launched an attack the MP, R.L. Jalappa. The president of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), B. Janardhan Poojari, has not stopped criticising the former Prime Minister and President of Janata Dal (S), H.D. Deve Gowda. The Deputy Chief Minister, Siddaramiah, has alleged that some people are conspiring against him by supporting bootleggers. The allegation levelled by the Minister for Information, B. Shivaram, against the Minister for Public Works and Energy, H.D. Revanna, of supporting corrupt officials in Hassan is a recent addition to the list, he added.

He demanded a probe into the allegations levelled by Mr. Shivaram. The MLA sought to know what is obstructing the Chief Minister N. Dharm Singh from ordering an inquiry if he believes that Mr. Revanna has not erred.

Regarding the Chief Minister's decision to conduct proceedings in both the Houses without succumbing to the pressures of the Opposition, Mr. Ravi said that the BJP is prepared to fight and take the issue to the people. "The party will continue its fight till the Government conceded demand and orders an inquiry into Mr. Shivaram's allegations," he said.

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