Mangaluru, Sep 2, 2017: Considering the sensitive situation prevailing in Dakshina Kannada district. U T Khader, Minister for food, civil supplies and consumer affairs, urged the BJP leaders not to hold ’Mangaluru Chalo’ bike rally, on September 7.
Amidst publicity that the BJP Yuva Morcha has planned Mangaluru Chalo, a protest rally by workers on bikes, seeking ban on SDPI, KFD and resignation of district minister B Ramanath Rai. BJP workers from various districts are expected to ride on bikes to take part in the rally to be held in Mangaluru on September 7.
Minister U T Khader said since BJP workers are expected to arrive in Mangaluru on bikes from various districts, instances of stone pelting and other untoward incidents may occur. The BJP Yuva Morcha should refrain from holding a bike rally given this possibility. "It is their right to hold a rally and we are not questioning it. All political parties have the right to hold rallies in a democratic nation. But, the good of the people is paramount. In the light of the sensitive situation prevailing in this region, they should cancel the bike rally. Let them hold a protest rally with their demands," Khader urged.
BJP Yuva Morcha protest across DK tomorrow:
It’s a prelude to bike rally in Mangaluru on September 7; The BJP Dakshina Kannada Yuva Morcha will organise a protest meeting and rally in all the 230 gram panchayats and ULBs in the district on September 4, said Yuva Morcha district president Harish Poonja. The meeting and rally are organised as a prelude to the Mangaluru Chalo bike rally on September 7, which will be by the BJP State Yuva Morcha, he added.
Briefing media on September 2, Saturday, he said that the protest meeting will be held from 10 am to 5 pm. A memorandum will also be submitted to Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, through officials. The District Yuva Morcha has made all preparations from the valedictory programme of the bike rally at Nehru Maidan (Kendra Maidan) in Mangaluru at 11 am on September 7. The valedictory programme of the rally will be attended by BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa, Yuva Morcha state president Prathap Simha and MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.
Poonja said that the bike rally from five locations will enter Dakshina Kannada on September 6 evening. The rally from Mysuru – Madikeri will halt at Sullia. The rally from Bengaluru will reach Uppinangady via Hassan – Sakleshpura and Nelyadi. The rally from Chikkamagaluru will pass through Mudigere – Charmadi – Ujire and Belthangady. The rally from Shivamogga will pass through Agumbe – Karkala while the rally from Hubballi will pass through Murudeshwar – Brahmavar before entering Dakshina Kannada.
On September 7, the rally from Sullia will pass through Puttur – Mani – B C Road – Padil – Pumpwell – Kankanady – Valencia before culminating at Kendra Maidan.
The rally from Belthangady will pass through B C Road – Kaikamba – Nanthoor – Bendoorwell – Kankanady – Falnir – Hampankatta – Kendra Maidan. The rally from Moodbidri will pass through Edapadavu – Vamanjoor – Bikarnakatte – Nanthoor – CT Hospital – Bunts Hostel – Jyothi – Hampankatta – Kendra Maidan. The rally from Udupi will pass through Kaup – Surathkal – Kottara Chowki – Urwa Store – Ladyhill Circle – PVS Circle – KS Rao Road – Hampankatta – Kendra Maidan.
The rally is being organised to urge the state government to ban PFI and KFD organisations and also demand the resignation of District In-charge Minister Ramanath Rai. Poonja said that Rai has been indirectly favouring the PFI and KFD members.
He accused the two organisations of involving in the killing of RSS and BJP functionaries including the recent murder of Sharath Madiwala in Bantwal. The protesters will also urge the government to hand over killing of RSS and BJP workers, to the CBI. There is an organised conspiracy to murder Hindu leaders on the Kerala model of political murder in Karnataka.