Cancel Tender or Party May Ask CM to Step Down – Janardhan Poojary
Mangaluru: Janardhan Poojary held a press meet at the district Congress Office here, on April 13.
Addressing the mediapersons, Poojary said, “Chief Minister’s son got tenders to establish a lab and diagnostic center at the government-run Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru. The media has slammed this move as it is against the code of conduct which forbids the minister or his family to take part in the government tender process. The CM should answer to the media, how else will he ask the media to be quiet?” he asked.
He said, “Already the party has suffered enough over the issue of chemistry question papers and now with this new development is the CM trying to sacrifice the party? Though you have worked for the benefit of the people, such actions actually undermine your good work.”
Poojary further said, “Doesn’t your son have the common sense that his actions will ruin the reputation of his father. Is your son more important than the party? More important than the sacrifices of the party workers? The party workers have made you the Chief Minister, isn’t your family satisfied with that? Ask your son to take up some other business or build a separate hospital.”
He said that the media will not forgive anyone. “The Chief Minister should apologise in his son’s name. I join my hands and request the CM to cancel the tender else the Congress party may ask the CM to step down. Consider this as a warning bell. Dr Girish who awarded the tender had the duty to check the background of the person. He cannot say that he was caught unaware by the Chief Minister’s son. Tomorrow a terrorist can file applications for tender and this doctor will award him the tender without any scrutiny. Anyhow, the Chief Minister should first cancel the tender and save his reputation.”
Poojary did not fail to take a jibe at Yeddyurappa. He said, “Yeddyurappa has been slammed with a summons. Does he have no ethics that he took up the presidentship of the state BJP? He dreams of becoming a CM some day. He should learn that the people of the state are not dumb.”