Udupi, June 24, 2015: Briefing media, Shivamoga MP and former CM Yeddyurappa demanded a proper probe into crores of rupees released to tackle sea erosion in the area. He said an in depth inquiry should be taken up for Rs 900 crore released to build sea walls to protect the shore from Karwar to Ullal against sea erosion.
He said police should increase beats in Byndoor area, wherein girls are found murdered. He mentioned murder of Akshatha Devadiga, a brilliant student and demanded government to support the family. He expressed dissatisfaction over the incomplete probe into Ratna Kotari case. He said the road in the area is totally destroyed and assured to release funds of Rs 5 lakh from the MP fund.
He said he had briefed union railway minister to release funds for Konkan Railway route doubling and electrification. On June 28 a padyatra covering 20 km from Ankalagi to Belagum condemning the government attitude that paved way for the suicide of farmer Vittal Harbhavi would be held by party workers. Predicting the forthcoming Belgaum session would be a mess, he said government should take immediate decision to support sugarcane farmers. Demanding minor irrigation minister Shivraj Tangadagi’s resignation holding him responsible for murder of Yellalinga who questioned him over the progress in development works in Kanakapura, he said there would be massive protest rally in Koppala on June 27.
He informed he has adopted Keradi village in Byndoor and Rs 1 crore was released for its development. Another Rs 2 crore would be released under NABRD Yojane. He said Rs 554 crore is released from the Centre to Mangaluru, Udupi, Shivamogga and Chikmagalur districts under Deen Dayal Grama Jyoti Yojana and Integrated Power Development Scheme. The programme would enable electrification process in rural area and would also facilitate betterment.
Blaming State government as irresponsible, the former CM said resource mobilisation in State is absent. Development is totally ignored, denotification of land is the process executed during the tenure of all chief ministers previously, however, the government is planning to frame him and former CM Kumaraswami. He said he has confidence in law and justice would not be denied. He said protests would take place to condemn the governments attitude.