Mangaluru: Chief Minister Siddaramiah’s move to hold a meeting with leaders of Kolar and Chikkaballapur on March 6 to discuss the Yettinahole project has not gone down well with activists fighting to stop it.
“The government had promised on several occasions to hold a meeting with us and listen to our concerns about the project. But it has not bothered to call us even once for a meeting over the last two years. While we are being neglected, the government is eager to hold meetings with the leaders of Chikkaballapur region,” protested Sahyadri Sanchaya convener Dinesh Holla.
Alleging that the move was politically motivated, he said the government was giving importance to Kolar-Chikkaballpur only because it has a large number of assembly seats . “ Also the elected representatives and leaders of Kolar are very active and stand by the people of their region. But in Dakshina Kannada not many leaders are concerned about our troubles,” Mr Holla said.
“We are unhappy not only with the ruling party but also the opposition as it too has failed to raise our concerns in the legislature,” he added. Although MP, Nalin Kumar Kateel of the Bharatiya Janata Party has been on their side, he has not succeeded in stopping the project either, the activists point out.