Mangaluru, April 12: The State government is maintaining law and social harmony efficiently in the State. Government would take strong and unbiased action to maintain order, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.
Addressing a media conference in Mangaluru he said, the State government has acted firmly whenever necessary to put down trouble.
Replying to a question on the ban on non-Hindus doing business near temple premises and the activities of some outfits which could tarnish his own image, Bommai said, “a few untoward incidents have happened in the coastal region. State government has taken tough measures against those elements and outfits who incited communal passions. State government has taken action in the recent incidents of an attack on a water melon vendor, the murder in Shivamogga and the incidents in Kolar. State government has acted without any bias.”
Honest and transparent probe
Reacting to the suicide case of contractor Satosh Patil, the Chief Minister said, according to preliminary information his body has been found in a lodge in Udupi. Police have initiated action based on the FIR and the investigation is on. The Police have been given a free hand for an honest and transparent probe. Let the truth come out. I have instructed the police officers to ensure a systematic, speedy, honest and transparent investigation with assistance from the Forensic Lab, Bommai said.
Responding to allegations against minister KS Eshwarappa in this case, Bommai said, “Eshwarappa has denied the allegation. The minister had filed a defamation case(against Santosh who had leveled the charge). The investigation will bring out the truth.”
Ahead of the BJP State Executive Committee meet to be held on April 16 and 17, organisational targets have been set for party leaders from the booth level to those heading various Morchas in each district. The party is gaining in strength through the disciplined and dedicated work of party workers in the Coastal region. BJP will win maximum seats in the Coastal region in the coming days, Bommai said.
Development would be the poll plank
Replying to a question whether the party would fight the election on the issue of Hindutva or the development report card of the State government, Bommai said, “we will face the election on the basis of development works of our government. Welfare of the fishermen, community development, tourism development, industrialisation and the hard work of our party workers will help the party do well in the hustings,” he said.