Criticizing the JDS candidate of Udupi - Chikkamagaluru LS constituency Pramod Madwaraj’s announced that the Indian Navy killed the fisherman who was on the Suvarna Tribhuja ship, Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat stated,” how can anybody blame the Indian Navy for the Suvarna Tribhuja tragedy. The Indian Armed Forces are sacrificing their lives for us. We must respect our armed forces. If anybody suspects the Indian Navy let there be an inquiry or investigation. One cannot just blame the Navy without any proof. I condemn the opposition politicizing this issue”.
Speaking to media, Bhat said “By blaming the Indian Navy for the sinking of the Suvarna Tribhuja and the demise of the seven missing fishermen, Pramod Madhwaraj is showing this cheap mentality. It is possible that the INS Kochi clashed with the Suvarna Tribhuja in its sinking. There should be an investigation into this issue, but blaming the whole Indian Navy is not acceptable”.
Raghupathi Bhat said, he had requested a meeting with CM H D Kumaraswamy to talk about the problem of Suvarna Tribhuja and missing crew, but he has contradicted the meeting. “Kumaraswamy has come here to relax and enjoy. He turned down an interaction with the media, which is wrong. As CM of Karnataka, it is his responsibility to answer the media and I condemn his act of turning them down”.
Alleging the CM, he said “Kumaraswamy is negligent of Karvali, yet he wants everything from Karavali, including resorts, treatment for health and all sorts of pleasures. He does not respond to any of the problems faced by the people of the Karavali region and has no respect for the region’s media”.
When asked to react on SSLC exams results, Hassan and Ramanagar districts stand first in the results, Bhat declared that they must investigate in this matter. “The Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts are known for quality education. If Hassan and Ramanagar have topped in the SSLC results, there has to be an investigation”.