Hubballi: Responding to the call given by the party to organise nationwide protests against parliament disruptions by opposition, BJP National president Amit Shah sat in protest in front of Deputy Commissioner's office at Hubballi on April 12.
Accompanied by several party workers and leaders from the state, Shah joined the protest after paying a visit to Muruga Matt in the city.
Terming the protest as historic, local BJP MP Prahalad Joshi said, democracy runs in party's blood and it’s not anti-democratic as projected. To become a leader in Congress, One has to take birth and the people have to elect, taking an indirect jibe at Rahul Gandhi.
Opposition party leader in the state assembly and former chief minister Jagadish Shettar accused the congress of stifling democracy from the days of late PM Indira Gandhi to Manmohan Singh's period 4 years ago. Congress in unfit to be in the opposition party which is not allowing the parliament to function, he said. It is unable to fathom the rule of PM Modi and its high time party starts respecting democracy, Shettar added.
BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa said, “The state Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is day dreaming about Rahul Gandhi taking over reins from Modi to become the next PM ,which is highly unrealistic. Congress continued the rule of British”, he ridiculed.
The state chief minister looking for an alternative seat to contest in the forthcoming assembly elections itself shows the state of affairs, BSY said and sounded confident about BJP winning in 150 seats.
Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrashekahar was present.
BJP stages stir in Mangaluru
Dakshina Kannada Bharathiya Janatha Party organised one-day hunger strike, in accordance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to protest the washout of the Parliament proceedings due to opposition disruptions.
Addressing the gathering MP Nalin Kumar said, "The Congress has murdered the democracy of this country since post-independence times i.e from Nehruvian era to the present day. The Congress is worst than the British who ruled us."
The leader claimed that the Congress saged the Parliament disruption since it is scared that it will be reduced to a minority from being the major national party in the country.
Further, he challenged the Congress leaders to follow footsteps of BJP MPs and forego their allowance for the Parliament session.
Former MLC Monappa Bhandary, MLC Capt Ganesh Karnik, BJP leader Satyajit Surathkal, BJP Mahila Morcha district President Pooja Pai and others were present.
Udupi BJP leaders join the nation wide stir
Shobha Karandlaje, Udupi – Chikkamagalur Member of Parliament, along with other BJP leaders began a day-long hunger strike in front of the DC's office here at Manipal on Thursday, April 12. They were protesting against the Congress Party and the opposition being the cause for the disruptions of the second session of the Parliament.
The BJP leaders shouted slogans against the Congress party during the demonstration and accused them of disrupting the Parliamentary proceedings and acting against the people and democracy. Karandlaje told the media that there were several bills that needed to be passed with urgency. Having been in existence for so long, Karandlaje opined that the Congress party should respect the Parliamentary proceedings and not disrupt it.
"The Congress party is not able to digest the progress that the Central government has made in the country. They do not want the country to progress. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Union Ministers and all MP’s will be observing a day long fast across the country in order to bring a change in the attitude of the Congress party," she said adding that this protest would help bring out the true face of the Congress party.
Former Kundapur MLA Halady Srinivas Shetty, former Kaup MLA Lalaji R Mendon, Senior BJP leaders Udaykumar Shetty, Sukarmar Shetty, Yashpal Suvarna, Shivprasad Shetty, Dinakar Babu, Katpady Shankar Poojary, Nalini Pradeep Rao, Geethanjali Suvarna, Reshma Uday Shetty, Veena Shetty, Baikady Suprasad Shetty and others were present.
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