Why criticize Pejawar seer, questions UPCL Hatao panel

Posted on Mar 7th, 2011 and filed under General.

UDUPI : UR Sabhapathi, former legislator and the President of the UPCL Hatao Andolan

Samithi, Deviprasad Shetty, its Principal Convener and Somanath Nayak, Convener, in a

joint press release have said that it was wrong to criticize or hurl allegations against Sri

Vishwesha Theertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt over the UPCL issue as the seer had not

said at any time that he would lead the agitation against UPCL. He had been only airing

his personal views on the issue with the media, on occasions, they said.

?The UPCL Hatao Committee backs the farmers in their aim to close dorm the UPCL as

talks with UPCL officials or hearing their explanations was of no use. But the Samithi is

against accusing or criticizing anyone else on personal grounds, ? they said.

? We hope that the government would at least now wake up to the situation and take

steps to mitigate the hardships faced by the people owing to the project. If that is not the

case, then the government itself is to be blamed for any eventuality,? they further warned.

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