Congress and JDS leaders in Karnataka have questioned the State Government’s decision to name a flyover in Bengaluru after Veer Savarkar. The opposition leaders have termed the move an “insult” to freedom fighters of the state.
Constructed on the Major Sundeep Unnikrishnan Road in Yelehanka, the 400-meter long flyover is scheduled to be inaugurated on Thursday, on the birth anniversary of Veer Savarkar. Due to the restrictions, the attendees will be limited to only a few people.
Opposition Leaders Question the Move
Leader of Opposition, Siddaramaiah said that the BJP government’s move is an insult to the freedom fighters born in Karnataka. He even urged CM BS Yediyurappa to drop the idea and instead name the flyover after a freedom fighter from the state.
The Former Chief Minister said: “The hasty decision to name Yelahanka flyover after Savarkar is evidence to say that the administration is not run by an elected government, but by those behind the screen. Chief Minister are you seeking opposition cooperation for such anti-people decisions?“
HD Kumaraswamy also talked about the issue and said that the move was not right on the part of the government. He said: “There are several eminent personalities who fought for the development and welfare of the state both before and after independence, flyover could have been named after them. Have other states named things after freedom fighters from the state? I urge the state government on behalf of the people to step back from the decision.“
Source: The News Minute