Bengaluru: Following the murder of BJP Yuva Morcha activist Praveen Nettaru in Dakshina Kannada, the BJP chose to cancel their “Janotsava” celebration of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai’s first year in office. However, it has now decided to go ahead with the event.
Party National President J. P. Nadda and other senior leaders are likely to attend the convention, which is expected to take place on September 8. Health Minister Dr. K. Sudhakar said that, “We wanted to hold ‘Janotsava’ earlier. But it was called off. However, the time has arrived, therefore we are moving forward.”
“The first Janotsava will be held in Doddaballapur. Four or five further programmes will be organised,” he said.
In response to Congress leader Siddaramaiah’s calling “Janotsava” as a “festival of corruption,” he replied, “It is for the people to judge. People will respond in 2023 (during elections for the Assembly).
Responding to the Congress’ criticism of the Union Government’s “Har Ghar Tiranga” initiative Sudhakar said, “Did the Congress recall the National Flag in the last 75 years? The PM announced the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign, and only now are they talking.”
“The aim of “Janotsava” is to inform the general public on the achievements of the government. “We are giving the government’s report card to the people,” said Sudhakar.