BJP stages protest against UPA Govt and Karnataka Governor

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Bangalore, Jan 21 (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party today staged protest through out Karnataka against UPA Government's alleged wrong policies and non-implementation of welfare schemes included in the State budget for 2007-08 by the previous coalition government in the State.

In the State Capital, former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa, who led the protest in a memorandum submitted to the Governor Rameshwar Thakur, copy of which was released to the press, has alleged that the prices of essential commodities are skyrocketing, Terrorists activists have increased in the country and UPA government had been soft towards their activities.

Mr Yeddyurappa urged the Governor to implement the welfare schemes including 'Sandhya Suraksha' which aims to help Senior citizens, release of Rs 1571 Crore earmarked in the budget to tackle regional imbalance and fixing of Rs 1100 per tonne for sugar cane as MSP and release of dues to the farmers by Sugar factories.

Alleging that the UPA Government at the Centre had been showing stepmotherly treatment to Karnataka, Mr Yeddyurappa has charged that Centre is neglecting in according Classical Status to Kannada language and locals have been ignored in the recruitment of group 'D' employees in Railways.

BJP also urged the Governor to take immediate steps for fixing quota for the posts of appointment of President and Vice Presidents of Localbodies for which elections were held three months back.


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