Siddaramaiah, if you cannot Manage leave, Don’t Kill Congress Party – Poojary
Mangaluru: “Doctors in Karnataka got down to the streets against the Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) Act, to regulate the private practice of doctors in the State Legislature. Doctors should treat the patients in the Hospitals, but there were no doctors in the hospitals to treat them because they had called for a strike and were on the streets protesting. Did Siddaramaiah call for a KPCC Executive Committee meeting or had he discussed the matter with the President or Vice President before amending the Act? Did Siddaramaiah mention in the election manifesto of bringing this act? Who gave him the authority to bring this Act? Siddaramaiah are you a Dictator? questioned the senior Congress leader Janardhan Poojary in a press meet held at the Press Club, Urwa here on June 17.
Addressing the mediapersons Poojary said, “Did Siddaramaiah think of the people and how much they would suffer from the protest? Doctors are demanding the withdrawal of the KPME Act. Did Siddaramaiah come to Manipal Hospital and see how it was before and how it is now? If Siddaramaiah has the capacity let he upgrade the Udupi government hospital. Instead of regulating the KPME Act, let Siddaramaiah upgrade the government hospitals. Let the poor people get facilities in government hospitals. If there was no Media Siddaramaiah Would have sold Karnataka”.
Poojary further said, “Siddaramaiah should have done something for the welfare of the poor. If you cannot manage please leave, do not kill the Congress party. Party workers from all over the state have built the party and they are calling me to speak out on the present situation. They are asking, “What is Siddaramaiah doing in Karnataka”? Siddaramaiah is taking the state 50 years backwards. Because of the request from party workers, I have called this press meet in a hurry. Siddaramaiah should withdraw the KPME Act and do good to the people of Karnataka.”
Senior Congress leader Vijay Kumar Shetty, Purushotham Chitrapur and others were also present.