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Yeddy, 8 KJP workers taken into custody

Posted on Dec 27, 09:55AM | UNI

Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) president B S Yeddyurappa and eight others were taken into custody when they were trying to march towards Vidhana Soudha in protest against the BJP government allegedly not releasing money under various schemes meant for poor and downtrodden.

As soon as Mr Yeddyurappa and his supporters came near Atria Hotel from Freedom Park, the police swung into action and prevented them from creating traffic havoc and took them into custody.

Traffic movement were badly hit at busy KR Circle.

Earlier, addressing the gathering at Freedom Park where he launched 'Vidhana Soudha Chalo' with beneficiaries who were allegedly denied the benefits, Mr Yeddyurappa alleged that the Shettar Government had stopped release of funds for the schemes launched by him with vengeance.

The schemes included Sandhya Suraksha, Bhagyalakshmi Bonds, Widow Pension, Old Age pension etc.

'Why should they target poor and downtrodden for whose welfare the schemes were launched?' he asked.

Mr Yeddyurappa said, 'For example, there are about 60,000 Bhagyalakshmi Bonds yet to be distributed and it has been pending since last six months.

'There are about 10 lakh people selected under various pension and other welfare schemes but have not been paid,' he alleged.

He said, 'the KJP Office Bearers will be meeting on January four to chalk out future course of action to activate this sleeping government.'