Mangaluru Apr 16, 2016: "Nan yenu Bhoothake bitta Koliya?" Senior Congress Leader B Janardhana Poojary has questioned if he was a sacrificial cock to raise voice each and every issue in the district.
Answering media query about his silence over RTI activist Vinayak Baliga murder case, Poojary who was addressing press persons at the Congress office on Saturday April 16, he said that he was not the lone leader in the Congress party and that there are several other ministers who are mum against the cold blooded murder of Vinayak Baliga.
Poojary condemned the murder of RTI activist Baliga and stressed the need to arrest the accused at the earliest. "You need to question why the Ministers of the district are mum. It should be every minister’s duty to stand up against the issue. It is not necessary that only I have to speak about the issue," said Poojary.
Poojary criticized newly appointed state BJP President Yeddiyurappa for accepting the luxury car worth Rs 1 crore given by Murugesh Nirani.
The BJP which had targeted Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over his watch issue, is now ashamed to speak against against Yeddyurappa, said Poojary.
Speaking about Umashree’s visit to the district, Poojary said when people in Bidar are suffering due to water crisis the minister has visited Dakshina Kannada instead of responding to their appeals. "You need to go back to Bidar and prove yourself as a minister with a mother’s heart," Poojary said.
TK Sudhir, Kallige Tarnath Shetty, Arun Coelho and others were present.