Bopaiah says he will quit if the World Heritage tag is not removedJuly 27th, 2012 by Staff Reporter | No Comments »
Claiming that the World Heritage Tag will have adverse effects on people’s life in Coorg, Bopaiah said that he will resign from the Speaker’s post if it need be, a move seen as a tactic to pressurize the BJP Govt in Karnataka to accept his demands. He was quoted in DNA stating;
Bopaiah found support in the assembly as the house adopted the resolution opposing the heritage tag. The forest minister C P Yogeshwar is also contemplating a mission to the central govt to request a cancellation of the heritage tag given to western ghats. He also said that he had written twice to the central govt regarding the same, but had not received any reply from them.
The minister had previously rejected a new tiger reserve proposal for the state from the Center stating;
JD(S) Leader M C Nanaiah had rapped the minister for his knowledge and callous attitude about issues concerning man-elephant conflict in Coorg.