BJP objected to AH Vishwanath’s statement against the party, apologized
MLC AH Vishwanath along with his supporters protest in Mysuru against the exorbitant toll being charged for using the Bengaluru-Mysore Expressway. , Photo Credit: Shriram MA
BJP spokesperson MA Mohan expressed his displeasure over party MLC AH Vishwanath against the party and its leaders.
Addressing a press conference in Mysuru on Sunday, Mr. Mohan asked Mr. Vishwanath to apologize for his remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and correct his course so that he would not regret it in future.
He also questioned Mr Vishwanath’s contribution to Mysuru during his tenure as MLA, Minister or MP. In contrast, the BJP spokesperson said, Mysuru MP Pratap Simha not only helped with regular flight operations to Mysuru, but also the double railway track between Mysore and Bengaluru, as well as the passage of a 10-lane expressway between the two cities. paved. ,
coming a full circle
He said Mr. Vishwanath, who had enjoyed all the benefits available in the Congress, a party with which he stayed for 30 years, moved to the Janata Dal (Secular), where he was not only made the party’s state unit president, Rather fielded as its candidate from Hunsur during the 2018 elections and was sent to the assembly.
Though he later joined the BJP and was defeated in the bypoll, the party made him an MLC, he argued.
Now Shri Vishwanath wants to return to Congress. Thus completing a complete cycle. “Let him come back, but why should he criticize our party and our leaders,” Mr Mohan asked.
Criticism of Expressway reprimanded
Referring to Mr. Vishwanath’s criticism of the 10-lane Bengaluru-Mysore Expressway, Mr. Mohan questioned Vishwanath’s expertise to comment on the technical aspects of the highway. He said that Congress and JD(S) could not even imagine such an expressway.
He also objected to Mr Vishwanath’s criticism on levying toll on motorists and said toll collection from motorists using the expressway was necessary for undertaking road maintenance and other development projects.