Kundapur: The state government should reconsider its stand on the ban on Praveen Bhai Togadia to Bengaluru as everyone has the right to express his views in a democracy said B S Yeddyurappa, former Chief Minister of Karnataka and MP of Shimoga-Byndoor LS Constituency. He was addressing the mediapersons at a press meet at Byndoor here on February 5.
“It is a deliberate attempt of the Congress led state government to divert the attention of the people of Karnataka from the administrative lapses to the suppress the freedom of speech and expression by banning Praveen Bhai Togadia from entering Bengaluru.”
“The state government has cornered the schemes implemented by the BJP and has ruined the lives of people. The government in its 2014-15 budget had failed to cover 50% of the developmental works and social schemes. It is killing the initiatives take for development by not effectively utilizing the tax payers money.”
He also said that he has adopted Keradi village for Sansad Adarsh Grama. “There are 1141 families residing in the village. The population is 5346 and 849 toilets have been constructed in the village. Additional toilets to all households will be constructed by March. There is a need for a public health centre, high school and other basic facilities. The state government has released rupees 60 lakh under Suvarna Grama Yojana while it requires an additional fund of rupees 2 crores. A proposal for Byndoor-Ranipur National Highway has been submitted to the central government.”
“The BJP will hold severe protests if the state government re-launches the lottery in Karnataka as it ruins the lives of the people. The state government is following the divide and rule policy by implementing caste based census,” he added.
He also said that he had met Haladi Srinivas Shetty and invited him to rejoin BJP, but received a negative response.
Tingale Vikramarjun Hegde, BJP President; ZP member Geethanjali Suvarna, Byndoor BJP President Sukumar Shetty and others were present.