DC Rohini Sindhuri and Hunsur MLA Manjunath lock horns
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DC Rohini Sindhuri and Hunsur MLA Manjunath lock horns

November 26, 2020

Mysuru: Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri and Hunsur Congress MLA H.P. Manjunath have locked horns with both launching salvo against each other.

It all started in the recently held KDP meeting presided over by Co-operation and District Minister S.T. Somashekar, when Manjunath accused the DC of not answering to his telephone calls and also not clearing projects pertaining to development of Hunsur taluk. Not stopping here, the MLA had advised Rohini not to act as the ‘third Maharani’ of Mysuru since there are two ‘Maharanis.’ He also accused her of breaching protocol by not inviting him for the flagging off ‘Gajapayana’ at Veeranahosahalli which comes in his Constituency.

Though she kept mum, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha and Minister Somashekar not only defended her in the open meeting but also refuted allegations of ‘neglecting’ his Constituency just to please the ruling BJP.

Two days after the meeting, Rohini Sindhuri has come out with a strong rebuttal to every allegation levelled against her by the MLA. She said it was not wise on his part to make such statements in the open meeting.

Reacting to Manjunath’s charges that she does not respond to his memorandums and letters, the DC, in a letter to MLA Manjunath, has said “I assumed charge on Oct. 1 and since then I have not received any letter pertaining to development of your Constituency. However,  what I have received is an application in your name seeking land conversion for 21 Survey numbers in Kergalli village, Jayapura hobli of Mysuru district. Documents such as High Court order dated Sept. 14, 2020 and files concerning land conversion are being looked into from legal angles. Measures will be taken to dispose of files as per law.”

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With this, she has brought to light that the MLA had submitted application only for land conversion and not for development works in Hunsur taluk.

For not extending invitation to Gajapayana, Rohini said “Dasara High Power Committee meeting presided over by Chief Minister B.S.Yediyurappa on Sept. 8 decided to celebrate Dasara in simple and traditional manner. I was advised to form District-level Executive Committee to chalk-out programmes for Gajapayana event too. The Sept. 12 meeting authorised the district-level officials to hold Gajapayana event by not inviting any elected representative. So, the Gajapayana was held on Oct. 1 after offering puja to Dasara elephants. Since it was the decision of District-level Executive Committee, there has been no breach    of protocol.”

The DC has said “after taking charge, I had visited the Office of Assistant Commissioner of Hunsur taluk, Taluk Office, Taluk Hospital and Covid Care Centre and also held review meeting. Upon enquiring about you, I was informed that you are not keeping well. For this reason, I was unable to discuss development of Hunsur with you (MLA)”,  she added.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “DC Rohini Sindhuri and Hunsur MLA Manjunath lock horns”

  1. babushka says:

    This arrogant Congress MLA known for his loudmouth with no brain cells, and misadventures ( the fool with his family was reported in DH as badly injured in an outdoor misadventure in Greece recently- he went to Greece obviously when Europe was in lock down with Greece excepted, perhaps to launder his ill-gotten money. Unless, he knew the Hellenic culture, which is doubtful given his brain capability, the visit sounding puzzling),has his brainless outbursts again, targeting the Mysore DC.
    The DC is a clever and crafty woman who has the support of the Mysore district minister, turned the salvo against her back to him like a boom rang!
    In independent India mired in corruption, there is no wrath like that from an elected MLA/MP who is scorned! Thanks to Vallabhai Patel, who replaced the ICS cadre of administrator by simply the IAS cadre, against the opposition of Nehru who did not want this cadre at all, the IAS officers are made to be the subservient of the politicians in power in the state, and the idiot MLA Manjunath should know this better, as his leader Siddu played this game when e was in power as the CM.
    The dismal fact to him and to Siddu is that the Congress Party is in terminal decline, and the Italian boss of his at the Centre , can no longer act as empress of India, neither his rotund dimwit son Rahul-who recently got the brickbats from Obama!
    This MLA Manjunath should simply shut his gob, endure the agony of being in the Congress, which is unlikely to gain power in the near future.
    Interesting scenario from a part of independent India in 2020!

  2. Vijay says:

    Observing from afar living in a Western country, sadly it has become an entertainment to read how this so called democracy has degenerated into party faction fights, bloated ego-mongering and downright proxy skirmish. This controversial MLA Manjunath of the Congress Party picks a verbal fight with this controversial DC, a proxy used by the BJP government.
    Since the advent of linguistic states in India, Karnataka has become a docile part of India, where Tamils, Telugus, Malyalees etc.. have greater influence than the downtrodden Kannadigas. Otherwise, why in Bengaluru, the above lot get more jobs and opportunities than Kannadigas, which does not happen in the respective states they belong to?
    This MLA, not known for his cerebral power, should have realised that it is hard to be an elected member of a party not in power. He should have also realised that this DC a Reddigaru, who has the full support of Telengana and Hyderabad political leaders, which the Yediyurappa government
    countenanced when she was transferred to Mysuru, above this BJP government head, has simply accepted the reality , and have used her as a proxy to fight the Congress in the state. The Congress when it was governing Karnataka , one will find did something not dissimilar.
    Well , an impetuous dimwitted MLA took his verbal fight with a politically powerful hot Avagai and gongura chutney -ingesting woman Reddigaru the DC of Mysuru! Under this circumstance, Indian linguistic state history suggests, there can be only one obvious winner!
    This is independent India in 2020. Jai Hind!1

  3. concerned citizen says:

    DC – Rohini Sindhuri and our recent DC – Abhiram G. Sankar are genuine, capable, equipped and focused on the job they are appointed and paid to do. Stay focused and don’t allow distractions.

  4. arun rao says:

    Nehru used to use the word : “Tamasha”, when referring to frivolous incidents involving warring people.
    This skirmish, as a poster put it, is one such “Tamasha”!
    Agree that a MLA of a party which is not the ruling party has sans power and influence, which this hot head MLA has not recognised. The politics played recently in the transfer of this DC, a controversial administrator belonging to a neighbouring linguistic state, fully -supported by its leaders who reportedly engineered her transfer to Mysuru, with powerless Yedi looking, should be an example how Machiavellian political machinations has functioned in India since 1950s.
    I recollect an incident in the late 1950s, when an administrator in the IAS cadre functioning in the then Mysore state, stayed put in his position, rejecting his transfer order by the CM, when the CM of the neighbouring state where he hailed from , managed to get the order cancelled by the Central government. The Mysore state CM had to swallow his pride !
    In the pecking order of linguistic states, This state comes at the bottom, no matter which party is in power at the Centre!

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