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Devegowda stalled development works, says Poojary

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Bangalore, May 3 (UNI) Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader B Janardhana Poojary today charged former Prime Minister and JD (S) National President H D Deve Gowda with having acted as a stumbling block in taking up developmental activities during the previous Congress-led coalition rule in the state.

Addressing newspersons here, Mr Poojary, also former KPCC Ppresident, said Mr Devegowda had never allowed the Dharam Singh government to implement its Common Minimum Programme. Besides he had also stalled several developmental works, including the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor (BMIC) and Bangalore Metro Rail projects.

Coming down heavily on Mr Devegowda, the Congress leader accused him of having thrown secular credentials to the winds just to see his son H D Kumaraswamy become the Chief Minister.

Referring to the Supreme Court's judgement in the case relating to the BMIC project, he said it was a slap on the face of Mr Gowda who had been against implementation of the project and created all kinds of hurdles to stall it.

To a question, Mr Poojary challenged Mr Devegowda to dash off letters to his son on various issues and release a copy of it to the media as he had done when Mr Dharam Singh was in power.

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