Mangalore, Sep 27, 2014: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has made it clear that there was no question of tolerating moral policing in any part of the state. Speaking to media men upon his arrival at the Mangalore International Airport on September 27, Saturday morning, the Chief Minister said the Police Department has been instructed to deal moral policing with an iron hand. He also stated that the several vigilante attacks reported in the recent past have been taken serious cognizance of and steps would be taken to ensure that such incidents do not recur.
Referring to the controversial Netravathi Diversion Project, the Chief inister said the project would be implemented after taking everyone into confidence and assured that every measure would be taken to see to it that the project does not harm environment.
The CM further assured to hold a meeting with the elected representatives of the region, environmentalists and other authorities concerned to discuss the issue.
Reiterating that the law and order scenario in the state was satisfactory, the CM made a mockery of Udupi MP Shobha Karandlaje stating the Government need not take lessons from her. “The entire state knows about the pub attack and church attacks that took place during the BJP tenure,” Siddaramaiah said.
DK District in-charge Minister B. Ramanatha Rai, Udupi District in-charge Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, Mangalore South MLA JR Lobo, Mangalore North Legislator Moidin Bava, MLC Ivan D’Souza and other party leaders were present.