Mangaluru, Apr 24, 2015: Addressing the media at District Congress office in Mangaluru on April 23, former Union Minister B Janardhana Poojary said that as this famous religious shrine has been attracting devotees from all religions; People from the state and from Kerala and Tamilnadu and so on Ullal Dargah which has been acclaimed as ’Ajmer Dargah of the South’. Poojary further said the dargah is known for its social endeavors and the chief minister should take measures to provide all necessary facilities to dargah and also the surrounding areas should be provided with basic facilities, to facilitate the devotees.
Poojary added the Chief Minister should sanction Rs 15 crore for the development of the place, Dakshina Kannada houses many spiritual places and more development works should be carried out so as to place the district in the tourist map of the Nation. He suggested Chief Minister to send a plan to the Central Government towards the development of tourism in Dakshina Kannada. Janardhana Poojary asked MLAs to impress on the Chief Minister the importance of the aims.
Poojary lauded the chief minister for successfully implementing Anna Bhagya Scheme, which ensures easy access for rice to poor. The scheme is a significant step towards making Karnataka the hunger free state, he said and added that the scheme would be more successful if minor faults are rectified. Janardhana Poojary criticised the Central government for its adamant stand for the amendment of land acquisition act, through an ordinance.
He alleged that the Prime Minister is being dictatorial and plans to handover fertile and irrigated lands to Corporate companies. He claimed that if the law is amended, the agricultural lands could be snatched from farmers without their consent.
Why the senior leaders of BJP, such as Advani, Rajnath Singh, and Sushma Swaraj are keeping mum over the issue, he questioned. Congress will not give a chance to BJP to grab lands from poor farmers, he said and added that if the ordinance bill is passed, he will initiate a serious protest.