Mangaluru: BJP creating slaughterhouse controversy for political ends - JD(S)

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 10: JD(S) Dakshina Kannada district president, Muhammed Kunhi, has accused BJP of twisting facts relating to development of Kudroli slaughterhouse, with the sole aim of reaping political benefit out of it. "Minister, U T Khader, had just put forward a suggestion to develop the slaughterhouse. BJP, which sensed an opportunity to get political mileage, is presenting the issue in negative perspective," he said.

Speaking at a press meet held here on Tuesday October 9, Kunhi stated that the charges levelled by MP Nalin Kumar Kateel and others, accusing Khader of taking unilateral decision in respect of slaughterhouse development are baseless. "The minister had just made a suggestion. The decision was taken by Smart City Board Committee in which there are BJP members too. The MP and MLA who are creating a din on the issue seem to have forgotten this fact," he said.

JD(S) Mangaluru assembly constituency unit president, Vasanth Poojary, noted that a part of the Pumpwell flyover had crashed to the ground last year. Therefore, he demanded the quality of the construction to be got verified by experts from National Institute of Technology (Karnataka), Suratkal so that future catastrophes can be avoided. He also expressed the opinion that people should respect the Supreme Court decision on allowing entry for women in Sabarimala temple.

Kunhi said that chief minister, Kumaraswamy, would be arriving in the city on October 14 for inaugurating Mangaluru Dasara celebrations. He said that on the same afternoon, the chief minister will be inaugurating the offices of MLCs, B M Farooq and Bhoje Gowda in the deputy commissioner's office complex and Kadri respectively. He also said that minister for cooperation, Bandeppa Kashempur, will be coming to the district on October 10 for attending the meetings at South Canara District Central Cooperative Bank and Campco office, after which he will be holding discussions about problems faced by arecanut growers.