Progressive organisations including Dalit Sangarsha Samithi, Dalit Students’ Federation, Dalit Samanvaya Samithi, Adi Karnataka Mahasabha and Satya M S Foundation condemned Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for dropping former minister V Srinivas Prasad from cabinet during the recent reshuffling.
The progressive organisations staged a protest rally in the town recently. “Siddaramaiah has insulted a senior leader and it will impact negatively on the Congress in the next elections. The chief minister has sidelined a leader who supported him to become leader of Dalits, Muslims and Backward Classses ‘Ahinda’,” said DSS Convener Ningaraj.
Satya MAS Foundation President Satyappa, Dalit Students’ Forum President Santhosh, leader Kiran, Dalit leaders Basavalingaiah, Ratnapuri Appanna, Kirijaji Gajendra, Hunsur Town Municipal former members Varadaraju, Devaraju, Nagesh, Lakshmamma, Sukanya and several other leaders participated in the protest.