Congress party halted padayatra after realizing its mistake, says Ashwath

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Bengaluru, Jan 13: Rubbing salt at the embarrassment suffered by KPCC in having to halt its Mekedatu padayatra launched in defiance of the Covid norms imposed by the State Government, Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwath Narayan said the State Congress leaders had to halt the padayatra after realizing their mistake.

Talking to media representatives on Thursday, Dr Narayan, who is also the Ramanagara district in charge minister, said the padayatra was totally unwarranted as nobody had opposed it and there was absolutely no need to undertake the padayatra.

“The question of launching the padayatra only if anybody or the government had opposed the Mekedatu project. I am happy that at least now the Congress party has realized its mistake,’’ he said.

Dr Narayan alleged that KPCC Chief DK Shivakumar was really not interested or had any concern over the Mekedatu project. “He wanted to take total control of the party and completely sideline former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. The padayatra was just an excuse,’’ the minister said.

He asserted that the State Government had not given any permission for the padayatra in view of the surge in Covid and Omicron infection cases. The Congress party arrogantly took up the padayatra, he said pointing out that the State High Court had taken the Congress party to task and, therefore, there was no alternative but to halt the padayatra.





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  • Raja, Mangalore/DC

    Fri, Jan 14 2022

    Same congress party was in power for so many years and never did anything to start this project and now they are in opposition so trying to divert attention from their miserable failures and promoting Goonda leaders like DKS to manage the party affairs. At the same time spineless BJP Govt. and its ministers sitting and giving silly statements instead of taking action against any kind of rally, gatherings by any political parties at this time including their own. Both opposition and ruling party has made Karnataka one of the worst performing state in the over all growth index in last couple of years.

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  • N S Shetty, Manglore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    It was not a Mistake...It was Deliberate and a Challenge....

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Congress showed that they can still pull Crowds ...

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Just keep quite. You people cannot control covid. Where were you when Modi is going attend for rally in Punjab?. Say thank you to DKS and Sidhu obeying court order and halting the rally. You and your party always talk like all saints in your party.

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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Ashwath Narayan update yourself as I found the following tweet from CM. This shows BJP is just fakes. CM of Karnataka @CMofKarnataka ಜನರ ಆರೋಗ್ಯದ ಹಿತದೃಷ್ಟಿಯಿಂದ, ವಿರೋಧ ಪಕ್ಷ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿರುವ ಪಾದಯಾತ್ರೆ ಕೈಬಿಟ್ಟು, ಒಗ್ಗಟ್ಟಿನಿಂದ ಸಾಂಕ್ರಾಮಿಕ ಎದುರಿಸಲು ಮತ್ತು ಮುಂಬರುವ ದಿನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಮೇಕೆದಾಟು ಯೋಜನೆ ಅನುಷ್ಠಾನದ ನಿಟ್ಟಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಮುನ್ನಡೆಯುವ ಕುರಿತಂತೆ ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿ @BSBommai ಅವರಿಂದ ಮನವಿ;

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  • Akil, Udupi/Bengaluru

    Thu, Jan 13 2022

    Looks like this guy has lost all his senses now!!! CM appeals to DKS, Siddaramaiah to end padayatra in view of Covid - This was the earlier News

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