Bengaluru: Farmers from Karnataka staging protest near India Gate in New Delhi have demanded Central Government to withdraw services of Additional Solicitor General who is arguing Mahadayi river dispute case on behalf of Goa Government.
“We demand the Central Government to withdraw services of Atmaram N.S. Nadakarni in this case,’’ Dr Ayyappa, president, Janasaamanyara Vedike.
Dr Ayyappa is leading the team of farmers who are staging protest demanding the Central Government to find a solution to Mahadayi Kalasa Banduri row.
He said the Central Government has been soft towards Goa state and it would not be apt for Atmaram N.S. Nadakarni, who is appointed as a legal advisor to the Central Government, to argue Mahadayi and Kalasa Banduri case on behalf of Goa Government.
“We cannot expect him to be unbiased in this case,’’ he said. He came down heavily on the political parties that made promises during the election campaign.
“We cannot expect anything from such political parties. Former chief minister and Member of Parliament B.S. Yeddyurappa had announced of taking up the issue in Lok Sabha in 15 days. Now, he is telling that he will raise the issue in the Lok Sabha in one month. It shows his double standards. We cannot expect justice or solution from Yeddyurappa who is not sticking to his words,’’ he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Kulkarni, president, Kalasa Banduri Mahadayi Horata Jodana Kendra Yuva Samiti, said the people of North Karnataka would teach a lesson in the forthcoming Assembly elections to the political parties that are busy in organising Parivarthana or other rallies.
“Politicians should have participated in the agitation on their own as soon as people of North Karnataka started agitation. These leaders are staying away from the agitation on one or the other pretext. People of North Karnataka will teach a lesson to them,’’ he said.