Pained by Ballari bifurcation, says Somashekhar Reddy
G. Somashekhar Reddy, BJP leader and MLA, speaking to mediapersons in Ballari on Saturday.
” I am extremely pained by the federal government’s choice to bifurcate Ballari district to form the new Vijayanagara district. The pain of district’s department will haunt me permanently,” G. Somashekhar Reddy, the MLA for Ballari city, who had actually been opposing the federal government’s relocate to bifurcate the district, said in Ballari on Saturday.
Talking to presspersons after flagging off the special project for blindness eradication, Mr. Reddy also expressed his vulnerability to avoid the district’s division.
” After the Cabinet solved to bifurcate Ballari to form Vijayanagara district, I met Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and as soon as again interested him to drop the idea. The CM and other senior Ministers stated that the bifurcation would be done one day, if not throughout this federal government, it would be during any of the next governments. They likewise interested me to stop opposing and withstanding the Cabinet decision,” he stated.
When asked whether he had actually changed his mind after meeting the Chief Minister, Mr. Reddy reacted adversely.
” I continue to hold that Ballari district need to remain concentrated. If all the legislators from the district are ready to oppose the bifurcation, I will when again take their delegation to Chief Minister and try to encourage him,” he said.
To a question on whether he would participate in the Ballari bandh agitation set up for next Thursday to oppose the bifurcation of Ballari, Mr. Reddy said that he would not directly take part in the demonstrations, however wished for its success.
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