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Sindhia threatens to approach SC on JD-S symbol

By Staff
Google Oneindia News

Bangalore, Jan 30: Former Karnataka Minister and suspended JanataDal (Secular) leader P G R Sindhia today threatened to approach theSupreme Court with regard to securing the Party symbol if there was 'no favourable judgment' by the Election Commission.

Speaking to newsmen here, he said the Janata Dal was only anationally listed party and recognised only in Karnataka and Kerala.

While the Kerala unit fully supported the leadership of SurendraMohan, who was appointed President of the rival faction of Janata Dal(Secular), in Karnataka it was the family affair of the former PrimeMinister Mr H D Deve Gowda. The party leaders would explain all theseaspects to the Election Commission soon, he added.

Mr Sindhia, who came down heavily on the style of functioning ofMr Gowda, said there was no election in the JD(S) led by Mr Gowda sinceits inception in 1989. Leaders like Mrinal Gore, Bapu Kaldate and SyedAkhbar, who were present on the formation day of the party, chose tomaintain distance from the two-day National Executive of the JD(S) ledby Mr Gowda, he ridiculed.

He alleged that Mr Gowda shed 'crocodile tears' on the farmersissue and asked why he was silent about the notification issued by thegovernment with regard to acquisition of 22000 acres land belonging tofarmers. He was also keeping quiet on Special Economic Zone creationbecause his son was ruling the state, he chided.

He said Mr Gowda should be morally responsible for the growth ofBharatiya Janata Party and the Hindutwa in Southern region by aligninghis party with the BJP.

Rivals group state unit President H Ekantaiah, who was alsopresent, felt it was impossible to waive farm loans as announced by thegovernment as it needed at least Rs 30,000 crores. He termed theannouncement as publicity gimmick and demanded a white paper on thefarm loans and the status of cooperative institutions throughout thestate.


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