KRS announces padayatra against corruption

City Karnataka State

Starting on April 24, the foot march will cover approximately 80 kilometers over two days.

Karnataka Rashtra Samithi Party (KRS) is planning a padayatra (foot march) from Freedom Park in Bengaluru to Gauribidanur taluk in Chikmagalur to protest against rising corruption in state politics, the party’s State President, Linge Gowda announced on Tuesday.

Starting on April 24, the padayatra will cover 80 km over two days.

Addressing the media, Gowda  accused the political parties in Karnataka of corruption and demanded a change in the regime. Taking advantage of their powers, all major political parties are moving away from the developments they have promised, he added.

Jeevan, the party’s Bengaluru President, described Gauribidanur taluk as an important place where 38 people were killed by Britishers in 1938.

“Our president will tour the state till the elections in 2023. There is rampant corruption not only in Karnataka but all over the country. The ruling parties ask 40 percent commission for any public work,” he added.

 Jeevan said that their party has been fighting corruption since its formation.

Jeevan also accused the state government of not taking steps against corruption. “For example, the government is giving 10 kilograms of rice to people with below poverty level (BPL) cards but most of them are not getting full ration,” he said.

Formed in August 2020, the party has 12000 members currently and they will be contesting the 2023 Karnataka election with 50 candidates for Member of the Legislative Assembly seats.