Our political party will not support corrupt leaders: Ex K’taka cop Anupama Shenoy
Former Deputy Superintendent of Police Anupama Shenoy on Monday said that her party will focus on social welfare and protecting the rights of all citizens and aims to rid the state of corruption. She said that her political party will not back corrupt leaders.
“It is very difficult to pick out who the corrupt leaders are. Even if candidates from other parties join our party, it will be difficult to determine if they are corrupt. Hence, if it ever comes to light that they are corrupt, our party will not stand up for such a candidate,” she said.
She further said that her new political party will have candidates contesting from all the assembly seats but the focus will be on winning from 80 constituencies in the 2018 polls.
“Members from my party will be contesting in all Assembly seats but we are focusing on winning in 80 constituencies in the upcoming elections. On November 1, we will make public, the name of the party and also the party’s objectives. Many people have come forward to support this endeavour. I am not rich nor do I have that much money but many people have contributed as much as they could,” Anupama Shenoy said.
The former DySP of Kudligi in Ballari district, had made a public announcement on October 2, that her party would be launched on Karnataka Rajyotsava (November 1).
Anupama Shenoy said that she was attempting such an endeavour for the first time and hopes to achieve ‘gram swaraj’.
“I know there is a lot of speculation and many believe that regional parties don’t last long. But I am trying. Our aim is to bring about pro-environment and pro-women policies. My party will aim to bridge the gap between government servants and the people,” she said.
Speaking to the media, she said that around 70 of her supporters will conduct a padayatra to the Gandhi Statue in Kudligi on November 1 for the launch.
“Since it is Rajyotsava and the police will be deployed in areas where the festivities take place, it will be a silent padayatra to the Gandhi statue. We will announce the name of the party and its goals we want to achieve,” she added.
In June 2016, Anupama Shenoy had resigned from her post as the DySP of Kudligi. Before resigning, she had visited Yashwant Nagar village in Sandur, where the locals, who were opposing the construction of an iron ore manufacturing unit by a local mining baron, were arrested for allegedly demolishing the compound wall of the unit.
Anupama Shenoy had taken the local police officers to task for registering an FIR against the protesters.