Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (EP)
Udupi, Feb 23: “Sitting in a remote place and speaking on the phone is not a campaign. The real campaign is standing in between people and speaking. Janadhwani is a model programme for the state. The current injustice is not only to farmers but to youth as well. The mouths of those who were justifying the price rise of BJP are now shut,” said KPCC Bengaluru panelist Niketh Raj Mourya in an open meeting as part of the second day’s Janadhwani rally by foot. The rally was held by Udupi district Congress committee at Kaup market opposing the alleged anti-people policies of the center and the state government.
“BJP has criticized the protesting farmers saying that ‘Uska Khoon mein Khalistani hai’. More than 220 protesting farmers have died during the last two months. The protesting farmers have the blood of Bhagath Singh and not Khalistani. The blood of Punjab farmers who faced British bullets at Jilianwala Bagh is flowing in their bodies. Our party activists are saying that to the country. The parents hit on the head of their young son that the country runs only when the poor live.
“People in Mumbai and Hyderabad depending on seven kilos of rice provided by the government. The government has reduced it by four kilos. It is likely to stop in the future. Free electricity provided to pump sets is being discontinued during privatization. The government may privatize the electricity company within a year after Bengal polls. Electric meters will be fixed for pumpsets to charge farmers.
“The wealth in the country is being handed over to four companies. The government has handed over the telecommunication industry to private parties.
“The statement of minister Umesh Katti has set fire in the stomachs of all. The people who have BPL cards are not rich. They are holding the BPL card so that the poor and the old can get treatment at least in government hospitals when they get sick. The party gave away TVs during elections. But they are cancelling the benefits now. One should construct bridges between people and not walls. Let us form a beautiful India,” he said.
Ashok Kumar Kodavoor, president of the district Congress Udupi, Vinay Kumar Sorake, former Kaup MLA, Navin Chandra Suvarna, president of Kaup block Congress, Navinchandra J Shetty, KPCC coordinator and Navin N Shetty, secretary of Kaup block Congress were present.