Mangaluru, Jan 27, 2016 : Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel has assured farmers of making every possible effort to hand over to them the rights of Kumki land.
Speaking to reporters here on January 27, Wednesday, Nalin slammed the state government for not keeping up the promises made by it to the farmers.
The government has gone back on its promise to hand over rights of Kumki land to farmers, he said. He also recalled that the revenue minister of the state in a recent affidavit before the court had contended that farmers do not have right over Kumki land. Now, the government has left it to the Deputy Commissioners to decide on the issue, he said.
The state government needs to find a way out to this problem, he said and alleged that the government has done nothing to solve the issue.
The BJP, he said will deal with the issue through awareness programmes and also through legal recourse.
He also charged the Siddaramaiah government of failure to deal with the problems of sand mafia, cattle slaughter etc.
Nalin said the second phase of protest against Yettinahole project would be taken up in the second week of February. Though the REC has given its nod, the project is yet to get forest approval, he added.
Pratap Simha Nayak, District BJP President, Capt. Ganesh Karnik, MLC, Lalaji Mendon, former MLA and others were present.