I don't have money to be in politics, but I have the guts: Anupama Shenoy
- Anupama Shenoy will launch her political party on November 1
- She aims to field candidates from 80 constituencies, at least
- She has invited agriculturists, experts in health, traffic and education to join her party
Indicating that majority of the politicians in the state were 'corrupt', former DySP Anupama Shenoy who is all set to launch her political party on November 1 said she neither has the money nor she would seek it from others. "I am not plunging into politics with money like others. But I the guts to be here," Anupama told reporters in Ballari.
Unlike other parties where they prefer "moneybags", her party would give preference to experts in agriculture, health, law and order, transport and education. "These are the major issues that are bothering the state now. We hope to have expertise in our party to boost our performance," Anupama said.
The party's objectives would be made it to the public on November. "Before drafting the constitution of my party, I read the constitutions of all other parties. I have imbibed many, added our own new policies," said the former police officer. She said fighting corruption is her main priority.
On November 1, Anupama along with her party office-bearers would take out a march from Gandhi statue to mark the launch of her party.
Anupama Shenoy, a former deputy superintendent of police of Kudligi, shot to fame after she was transferred for putting then Ballari district in-charge minister PT Parameshwar Naik's call on hold. However, following a public outcry, her transfer was revoked.
Last year, Anupama in her bid to take on the liquor lobby had reportedly taken three persons into preventive custody as they had encroached upon a land belonging to Ambedkar Bhavan. But minister Naik allegedly asked her to drop the case and reportedly frustrated with it; she resigned from her position.
Anupama is a 2010 batch Karnataka cadre officer and is a native of Udupi.