Former CM Devaraj Urs remembered
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Former CM Devaraj Urs remembered

June 7, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: Tributes were paid to former Chief Minister D. Devaraj Urs on his death anniversary at a programme organised at Congress Bhavan near City Railway Station here yesterday.

Speaking after offering floral tributes to the portrait of the late CM, former MLA M.K. Somashekar said that Devaraj Urs was the voice of the backward class and the oppressed, who fought for the eradication of poverty and bonded labour system. Urs is also remembered for the development works when in power.

Somashekar further said that the former CM was known for his administrative skills, backward classes welfare programmes, instrumental in making the ‘tiller the owner of the land’ during his tenure as Chief Minister and introducing 20- point programme in the State. 

Devaraj Urs brought reservation for the Backward Classes because of his commitment to their uplift, he added.

Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) Women’s Wing President Dr. Pushpa Amarnath, former MyLAC Chairman H.A. Venkatesh and others were present.

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