Rallying up for Minorities

City Politics

Ahead of 2019 Polls, Bangalore South candidate B. K. Hariprasad rallies in Banashankari

By Ayanti Bera

Bengaluru, April 8, 2019.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), along with Janata Dal Secular (JDS), rallied in Banashankari today, as a part of their election campaign for the coming Loksabha Polls. The focus of the rally was on the minority pockets of the city.

Bangalore South candidate B. K. Hariprasad and KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao headed the rally alongside C. Motamma from Congress and JDS candidate from Padmanabhanagar V.K. Gopal.

They rallied from Sree Banashankari Amma Temple to the mostly muslim locality of Yediyur with a strength of around 1,000people.

Addressing the rally, Hariprasad said, “Bangalore is the fastest growing city in South East Asia, a role-model for the entire nation. Since a lot of construction has taken place, Bangalore has lost a lot of its green patches. I would like to have one green patch like Lalbagh and Cubbon Park in this constituency, so that we can control the pollution. The city should have four green patches in every corner. Bangalore, being likesilicon valley, attracts a lot of people who come here to settle down. So there should be support from the Central Budget to create an infrastructure of the international level.”

Talking about his MPLADs fund, he added, “As a Rajya Sabha member I have spent my entire money for the weaker section of the society. As a citizen of India it is my responsibility to help those who are in need of support. Wherever government could not reach, I have reached there and tried to build community halls and hospitals.”

KPCC and JD(S) will hold a joint public meet tomorrow where Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy and Former Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah will address an expected crowd of 8000 people.