Mangaluru, June 26, 2015: As per reliable reports, State BJP President Pralhad Joshi on June 25, said the party would launch a State-wide protest against the Congress government on June 27. A mega rally in Koppal would demand that Minister for Minor Irrigation Shivaraj M. Tangadagi be dropped. Senior party leaders including B.S. Yeddyurappa, Jagadish Shettar, K.S. Eshwarappa would attend the rally ‘Tangadagi Hatao, Koppal Bachao,’ in which more than 10,000 people are expected to participate.
It would also hold a padayatra from Bada Ankalagi village in Belagavi district, where a sugarcane grower committed suicide, to Belagavi on June 28 demanding payment of dues to sugarcane growers. After the issue of sugarcane growers is settled in the State legislature, the party would corner the government on Tangadagi’s resignation.
Attacking the Congress government on various counts, Joshi told media here that the law and order situation in the State in general and in Koppal in particular has collapsed.
Tangadagi has unleashed a reign of terror in Koppal district and the Chief Minister should sack him, he said. On the sugarcane farmers’ issue, Joshi said the government, ever since coming to power, has utterly failed to get growers fair prices.
At least Rs. 1,000 crore is due to farmers for the 2013-14 crushing season. Now, it is the third crushing season. Yet the government is unable to get factories pay to farmers. It has taken the “tough” step of seizing sugar stocks in defaulting factories only after BJP stepped up its protest. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is becoming more arrogant as the days pass by. When the opposition parties questioned the need for holding Monsoon legislature session in Belagavi as well as Bengaluru, CM reportedly said that he need not listen to opposition parties.
Sand license : The government has sanctioned licences for sand extraction to party functionaries across the State. Sand price has shot up and the sand mafia is in control. State BJP President Pralhad Joshi on Jue 25, said the Congress government has been following the politics of vengeance, unable to digest party’s onslaught against it. Filing of cases against senior party leader and former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa is nothing but politics of vengeance. He added that will fight these cases politically as well as legally.