LC polls: Candidates request employees to withdraw proposed protest

LC polls: Candidates request employees to withdraw proposed protest

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-06-02 10:16 Mysuru: Candidates contesting for the south graduate constituency in the upcoming Legislative Council polls requested KSRTC employees and police personnel to withdrawal their proposed protest on June 2 and June 4 respectively during an interaction on Wednesday. Congress candidate Dr H N Ravindra, BJP candidate M V Ravishankar, JD(S) Candidate K T Srikantegowda and Independent candidate Professor KS Bhagavan urged state police personnel and KSRTC employees to reconsider their decision. Ravindra said he supported the demands raised by the state police. But he also made it clear that he would bring the demands to the notice of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah once the code of conduct concluded on June 13. If given a chance, Ravindra said he would demand the government for constitute a commission for graduates to understand their present situation. “I talk less and work more. I will look into the implementation of Kumar Naik Committee Report and 7th Pay Commission Report. Having worked for 15 years in the medical field, I have several innovative ideas,” said Ravindra. Independent candidate Professor Bhagavan said that he would strive to ensure people enjoyed the rights accorded to them by the Constitution. He said he would work for the welfare of downtrodden by strengthening “scientific temperament”.  “It is unfortunate that we Indians found caste in Dr BR Ambedkar. But the West found knowledge in Ambedkar. Thus Ambedkar birthday was announced as World Knowledge Day by the UN. There is lot of difference between us and the West in understanding concepts. This tendency has to be changed by inculcating scientific temperament,” said Bhagavan. The session also witnessed heated arguments between BJP-JD(S)-Congress candidates over teachers’ issues and sanction of six medical colleges.