Mangalore: DVS Challenges UPA to Go for Fresh Elections
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (PS)
Mangalore, Sep 19: Former CM Sadananda Gowda on Wednesday September 19 challenged the Congress-led UPA government to opt for the people's court (elections) by dissolving the parliament at the earliest.
Speaking to reporters at his resident here on Wednesday, he said the UPA government has been marred by serious graft charges for the last six months.
"Constitutionally-bound institutions have exposed the government, hence it has no right to continue in power. The UPA has been introducing policies which are hampering the economic progress of the nation," he said.
"Many economists and analysts and even the international media have pointed out that the UPA government has been taking wrong economic decisions. A wrong notion has been put in the minds of the people that FDI is inevitable for the country," he added.
"UPA allies like the Trinamool Congress and the DMK too are showing their double standards as they are supporting the government and the bandh simultaneously. Regional parties always try to retain their presence at the cost of the nation," he lashed out.
To a query on the state president's post for BJP, the former CM said the high command should immediately intervene and clear the confusion prevailing among party workers. "A national executive meeting of the BJP will be held on September 28 and 29, and I am sure the high command will intervene and take a decision on the matter," he added.
"BJP leaders in the state should not give statements in the media with regard to internal issues of the party, which divert the party workers from their goal," he said, and warned that such things may take the party towards turmoil as it has happened with the Congress party.
On the issue of drought in the state, he said a report on drought-hit areas of Yadgiri and Mysore has been submitted to the chief minister.
To a query on Halady Srinivas Shetty who was denied cabinet berth in the Shettar ministry which led him to resign from the post of MLA, DVS said that he met Halady and assured that he would continue in the party.
BJP leader Rajgopal Rai was present during the press meet.