Mysuru: Varuna Constituency MLA Dr. Yatindra Siddaramaiah condemned the State Government’s step-motherly attitude of compensating one family of the deceased and not compensating two other families of those killed in Dakshina Kannada District. Dr. Yathindra visited the family of a youth who was electrocuted accidentally at Bokahalli Village in Nanjanagudu Taluk here and offered a relief amount.
Speaking to mediapersons here on Monday August 1 he said “It is the duty of the Opposition to point out the lapses of the State Government. Our leader Siddaramaiah, the senior Congress leader, has never failed in raising the issues of the people.”
Condemning the BJP Government’s step-motherly attitude towards the communities in the State, he added that the Government should pay heed to the Opposition’s advice or else the people will teach a lesson in the elections. ”Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary S. C. Basavaraju, Tagadur Block Congress President Hadya Rangaswamy, Gram Panchayat President Neelamma Nagaraju, Former Gram Panchayat President S. Mahesh Prasad and others were present on the occasion.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai had released a compensation of Rs. 25 lakh from the CM’s Relief Fund to the family of Praveen Nettaru, a BJP worker who was brutally murdered in Dakshina Kannada. Just a week before Praveen’s murder, another youth was killed under Bellare Police Station limits and his family received no compensation nor any assurance from the Chief Minister. 19-year-old Masood was also assaulted by a group of people near his house on July 19. Two days later, he succumbed to his injuries. Allegedly, the eight people arrested in connection with the murder belong to Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal, the Hindu organisations.
CM Bommai rushed to Mangaluru on Thursday July 28 and met Praveen Nettaru’s family. Praveen was killed on Tuesday July 26. He handed over a cheque of Rs. 25 lakh from the CM’s relief fund as a compensation and assured them that justice will be served.
Congress leader also criticised Chief Minister Bommai for showing discrimination and not providing compensation to Masood’s family members. The Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Siddaramaiah questioned as to why CM Bommai did not visit the family of Masood.