Scrap Legislative Council for good: Badagalapura Nagendra

Our film actors are not supporting farmers, says farmer leader Nagendra

Prime News, Karnataka, Mysuru, December 18:- Lashing out at the state Legislative Council, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) president Badagalapura Nagendra on Thursday ( December 18) said the state doesn’t need a system like this which has all useless MLCs.

Talking to reporters at Mysuru Press Club, he said, “Looking at the shameful developments at the Council on Tuesday (December 15), our MLCs, it seems, are without any shame and self-respect. The Upper House is supposed to be full of intellectuals, but what transpired the other day is exactly the opposite. We are forced to bow our heads in utter shame.”

Nagendra said, “No MLC from any party is an exception as all of them, cutting across the party lines stooped down to such low level. In fact, our Gram Panchayats function better than the Legislative Council. There will be arguments and counter-arguments but there is a system. Our MLCs have a lot to learn from GP members. KRRS vehemently condemns what happened at the Council and we strongly feel the system should be scrapped.”

The KRRS leader said, “Elect members from other parties and guide them accordingly. At present, we only have all the useless MLCs who are good for nothing. I will be writing to the Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and President Ram Nath Kovind to take cognisance of the situation.”

Turning his attention to the farmers’ prolonged protest in New Delhi, Nagendra said, “I welcome the Supreme Court intervening in the matter. Instead of talking to the farmers directly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is talking to someone else. The Centre seems to be busy dividing the farmers’ unions. In Karnataka, around 48 farmers’ unions have joined hands to protest against the farm laws. After the ensuing Gram Panchayat elections, we have plans to intensify our stir. Many litterateurs, 78 retired IAS and IPS officers are supporting our cause. Many sportsmen have returned their awards. Even retired army men have extended support to the farmers. NRIs have also come in support of the protest. Unfortunately, our film actors are not supporting us for reasons better known to them.”

The farmer leader added, “Farmers are boycotting all the gadgets made by the Reliance Group and also their petrol bunks. This will be a history of sorts in the days to come.”

Hosakote Baavaraju, Chandregowda and Mahesh were present. (MR/GK)


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