Launching an indirect attack on two major parties in the state – BJP and Congress – noted Kannada critic Dr Rahamat Tarikere said that the two parties had indulged in ‘bloodshed for vote politics’ and ‘corruption’ thus leading to destructive development of the state and its people.
Speaking at the convention of Mahamaithri members here on Sunday, Dr Tarikere called upon all the progressive organisations to form a strong force in order to bring reforms in state politics.
“There is a need for alternative politics to bring in constructive development and to fight for people’s rights. All the Mahamaitri members should stand together to bring in a revolutionary change in Karnataka,” said the Sahitya Akademi awardee.
He added that the Mahamaitri should, besides taking people of all the religions and castes into confidence, also link the neglected communities including labours and women.
Speaking on the occasion, litterateur Devanur Mahadeva launched an all-out attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying, “Modi came to power assuring collective development, irrespective of religion and caste, and social justice for all. But this hasn’t been practical yet. If he had concern for all, he would have implemented recommendations of Sachar Committee Report, reservation in privatisation, uniform education, food security and most of all acted on cow vigilantism,” he said.
Raghvendra Kushtagi of Janasangram Parishat, social activist S R Hiremath and others were present.