V Balasubramanian, a retired IAS officer from Bangalore, was slapped with a privilege motion after his allegations that the former chief minister Sadananda Gowda backed coffee planters, who had encroached upon 11 acres of government's land.
Social activist S R Hiremath considers the privilege motion placed in the Legislative Council as vindictive and strongly condemns the approach that government is taking toward honest IAS officials.
"The unhealthy trend in debate and vindictive actions by the members accused of serious cases of land grabbing, needs to be countered by ‘satvik forces' within the Karnataka Assembly," Hiremath said.
"It is unfortunate that the accused legislators seem to be dominating the unhealthy debate for vindictive actions against one of the most outstanding, honest and courageous official V Balasubramanian," he further noted.
The Governor too is reportedly in anguish pertaining to the aggressive actions that government is taking, fearing that this would demoralize the the honest officials.
"We appeal to the Legislature, which formed the Joint Legislature Committee, headed by A T Ramaswamy, and Task Force, headed by V Balasubramanian, not to allow the accused to hijack the debate by indulging in vindictive politics," HIremath said.