Udupi: “CM Siddaramaiah’s statement on eating beef is unconstitutional,” said Shobha Karandlaje, MP of Udupi-Chikkamagaluru LS Constituency. She was addressing the mediapersons at a pressmeet held at the BJP office here, on November 2.
The Chief Minister’s statements have hurt the sentiments of the Hindu community, said Karandlaje, adding that an outrage for this insensitive statement by the CM is being witnessed among the Hindu community. “The CM’s statement states that the government is giving a free hand to cattle traffickers. The Chief Minister should apologise for his statement or else step down from his post.”
She further said, “The role of ministers, Abhayachandra Jain, U T Khader and Ramanath Rai behind BD activist Prashant Poojary’s murder needs to be questioned. The police department acted after former CM Yeddyurappa visited the house of Prashant and consoled his parents.”
The Congress government scrapped the bill and amendment introduced by the previous BJP government to preserve and protect cows. The Congress, to support minorities, introduces policies suppressing the majority. The BJP government had also banned members of KFD but soon after the Congress came to power, they released the members who are said to be behind the murder of Prashant Poojary. The KFD and PFI need to be banned as they harm the peaceful environment. The home department under the helm of K J George lost control over the law and order paving way for rise in communal disturbances, she added.
The state government seems to be uncaring on the issues concerning the Kasturirangan report. The report filed by the cabinet sub-committee will be scrapped by the Supreme Court. The court had clearly ordered for survey according to the Kerala model but the Karnataka government relied on the cabinet sub-committee. The Karnataka government has added 40 taluks to the Kasturirangan report. The government has kept the people of 40 taluks in the dark. The people should come out and file their objections against the report.
“An underpass has been proposed at the Karavali Junction. The NH 66 is connected with Malpe-Theertalli highway. The underpass will enable the highways to merge and if a flyover is to be built, a fresh notification and tender will have to be floated,” she added.
Tinagale Vikramarjun Hegde, BJP President; Mattaru Rathnakar Hegde and others were present.