Mangaluru, April 28, 2015: Former Union minister and veteran Congress leader B Janardhan Poojary demands Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expel MPs Sakshi Maharaj and Sadhvi Prachi from the party for making remarks against Rahul Gandhi.
Addressing a press meet at the district Congress office here, Poojary said, "I strictly oppose Sakshi Maharaj’s and Sadhvi Prachi’s remarks on Rahul Gandhi. The Indian government, all the state governments, our soldiers and the 130 crore people of India are shedding tears over the calamity that hit Nepal.
Condemning the remarks by BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj and Sadhvi Prachi on Indian National Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi in connection to Nepal earthquake, senior politician Janardhan Poojary on Tuesday April 28 said that Sakshi Maharaj and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Sadhvi Prachi ’have no humanity’ left in them.
Challenging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove the Sakshi Maharaj and Sadhvi Prachi from BJP, he said, "If PM Narendra Modi has guts then let him throw them out of the party, if not, nobody is going to trust him."
"Sadhvi Prachi and Sakshi Maharaj are wrecking the sanctity of saffron. They do not know the true meaning of saffron. One more BJP MP, Giriraj Singh, has made remarks about Sonia Gandhi. It looks like they are trying to show to the world that we Indians do not have any humanity left in us," Poojary added.
Praising the media for the coverage of the Nepal tragedy, he said, "Media persons are showing pictures of Nepal to the world without bothering about their own safety. They are trying to help. Power is not eternal, but humanity is.
"Everyone should forget about their caste, religion etc and help those stranded in Nepal. Do not act like monsters. Do not bring politics into every single matter," he urged.
Former MLA Vijay Kumar Shetty and Janardhan Poojary announced that they would donate their April pension of Rs 34,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively to the Nepal relief fund.
Poojary also said that his son has already donated Rs 1 lakh towards the relief fund and Rs 10,000 from Sai Baba Mandir and Rs 50,000 from Kudroli temple will be donated very soon.