Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (JD)
Udupi, Jun 11: “When I became the MLA of the district, for the first year of my tenure, former MLA Pramod Madhwaraj put pressure on the coalition government of JD(S)-Congress to handover the maintenance of Mother & Child Hospital with just a MoU and without any sort of permanent agreements,” said Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat.
Responding to the Madhwaraj’s allegations against him in regard to the Koosamma Shambhu Shetty Haji Abdullah Mother & Child Hospital, Bhat said, “As an MLA of the constituency, I have extended my co-operation for the hospital. My motive was to identify the responsibility. The MoU itself is wrong. The mistake was by the former government as it did not make any permanent agreement and handed over the hospital just with a MoU. I want to tell Madhwaraj that it was due to his negligence today we have to see this day. You were the in-charge minister then. Why did you not make a permanent agreement?
“I am not an MLA who tolerates illegal things. We are supporting the hospital and we are ready to continue the same. Madhwaraj should not mix the agriculture on barren land issue with this one. Agriculture is related to the farmers and it is a divine work. You created this problem due to your negligence. At a time where Udupi is suffering due to your negligent decisions, commenting about the issue sitting in quarantine is not acceptable. Do not comment against those who are working with the people,” he said.