Hemanath Shetty Slams Poojary over Outbursts
Puttur: Kavu Hemanath Shetty, immediate past president of block Congress unit, on Tuesday came down heavily on senior party leader and former Union minister B Janardhana Poojary for his recent persistent jabs against his own party leaders.
Speaking at a media meet here, Shetty said that Poojary being a leader who had served as the country’s finance minister and earlier in the Indira Gandhi cabinet, was indiscriminately speaking against the party leaders, sitting right inside the party’s district office. He wondered as to why the high command had not taken note of it.
Shetty said that by such statements, he was assisting the BJP to re-emerge and wondered if Poojary had not made any hidden arrangement with the BJP to ruin his own party. He had evidence to prove it. By his statements, the party workers had been embarrassed and disillusioned.
Poojary was doing the job of what the BJP had to do. In the past, when he was the KPCC president during the tenure of S M Krishna as the CM, he was responsible for the state elections to be declared six months ahead. This had paved the way for the BJP’s ascent, Shetty said.
He further said that Poojary had won from Mangaluru four times and had earned a good name for his work, set up an exemplary service record. Thereafter, he lost the Lok Sabha election five times.
Shetty wanted Poojary to introspect as to why the voters had repeatedly rejected him. He also questioned if a person who had lost five times had any moral right to contest again or lecture lessons to others.
Shetty added that if Poojary had to say anything against CM Siddaramaiah or Veerappa Moily, he could speak to them direct instead of raising his voice at media meets. He wondered if Poojary did not know the way to travel to Bengaluru. It was difficult to understand why he showed this attitude and even went on to suggest a narco analysis on him, said Shetty.
He advised Poojary to stay away from the party and become a swamiji by setting up a math. He also cautioned that if he continued the same attitude, he and other party members would wave black flags at him whenever he would next visit Puttur.