MANDYA: Newly elected JD(S) MP C S Puttaraju said he will visit all the eight assembly segments in Mandya Lok Sabha constituency to thank the people for electing him and to hear their grievances.
Puttaraju told reporters that the dates of the visit will be discussed with his party leaders.
The issues faced by people will be taken up with the District Minister and MLAs and steps will be taken to solve them, he added. Puttaraju said his office will be set up in the DC’s office building.
He promised to take up the issue of Cauvery river and ensure the the voice of farmers of the State is heard at the Centre.
“Efforts will be made to pay arrears to sugarcane growers, revive MySugar, PSSK, and Srirama sugar factories and start a Kendriya Vidyalaya from this academic year. Steps will be taken to end the drinking water crisis in the district,” he said.
‘Ready to Retire from Politics’
Reacting to Melkote MLA Puttanaiah’s allegation that he and his family members are involved in illegal mining in the constituency, Puttaraju said he is against illegal mining.
“My forefathers were into stone quarry business and agriculture and I am continuing them. If Puttanaiah has any documents concerning illegal mining involving me or any of my family members, let him produce them and I will retire from politics,” he added.