Will continue dharna, says Yeddyurappa - The New Indian Express

Will continue dharna, says Yeddyurappa

Published: 14th November 2013 09:38 AM

Last Updated: 14th November 2013 10:51 AM

Refusing to call off his day and night sit-in dharna, which entered the 15th day on Wednesday, former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa urged the government to issue an order extending the Bidai scheme to all poor brides.

Karnataka Janta Party state president Yeddyurappa said the government is trying to pressure the police to end the ongoing agitation.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had directed the city police to end the dharna, he alleged.

Yeddyurappa expressed apprehension that the police may arrest him and others any time. “If the government decides to end the agitation, which is being carried out peacefully, we will continue our stir in the jail. There is no question of withdrawing the agitation, unless the government issues the order extending the scheme to all,” he said.

Stating that the city police have issued notice saying no agitation would be allowed beyond eight days, he said: “Let the government bring a new law to this effect and take action later.

The same police has given me permission to hold the dharna till 24th of this month and all of a sudden they are changing stance.


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