Mysuru, December 18:- “The religious practices that we follow should be able to win the confidence of other faiths and not disturb communal harmony,” said JD(S) state president and Hunsur MLA H Vishwanath. He was speaking at preview meeting of Hanuma Jayanti at Boodi Swamygala Mangala Mantapa at Hunsur on Monday.
“Taking Hanuma Jayanti as a matter of prestige has brought a bad name to Hunsur taluk. Politicians of all the parties, party workers and religious leaders have to work together keeping aside differences to earn a good name for the taluk,” he said.
Former MLA H P Manjunath said that rumours spread by miscreants caused all the problems last year and called upon everyone to organise Hanuma Jayanti as a peaceful event without listening to any rumours.
“Previous police officers called for separate religious meetings and increased the prevailing problems instead of solving them. To protect their failures, they brought a bad name to the taluk. I am happy with the efforts of Vishwanath, who has brought down the conditions from 4 pages to 2 pages,” said BJP leader and advocate B S Yogananda Kumar.
Many political leaders have opined there is chaos as leaders get on the open vehicles during the procession to give it a political touch. Taking it seriously, Vishwanath said that none of the leaders, including himself, would be allowed to get into the vehicles during the procession. He said that it applies to MP Pratap Simha as well.
Vishwanath said that he knows that the MP has protection and even he knows how to provide the required security for the public. He asked BJP workers to inform the MP to take part in the procession by walk and said he would not tolerate anyone’s attempt to harm the communal harmony.
Town municipal council president, H Y Mahadev said that he would discuss with the officials on allowing flexes and banners.
Gavadagere Nataraja Swamy, town municipal council members Hazarath Khan, Sunita, V N Das, Varadaraj Pillai, zilla panchayat member Surendra, Asvalu Kempegowda, T V Narayan and others were present. (MR/KS).