It is well known in the Kannada film industry that Rebel Star Ambareesh always speaks his mind and is not afraid of the consequences. Another known factor is that he has always stood for the rights of the farmers of Cauvery basin. He resigned as a Member of Parliament and even as a Minister when the Cauvery River Water issue controversy reached its peak. He did not chose to play a safe game like many of the present day politicians belonging to the Congress Party who chose to defend their party and criticising the Ruling Party of the state. And there are other politicians from Mandya Region who say that they are prepared to hand over resignations, but they have handed over the resignation papers to their party president. This is nothing but an eye wash.
See the courage of Rebel Star Ambareesh who has criticised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh openly for passing out an order for releasing 9000 cusecs of water daily to Tamil Nadu till October 20. "Even an illiterate would not have passed such a foolish order which was not based on facts and realistic data of rainfall till this year. The whole of the country knows Karnataka is facing one of the worst draughts and the level of Cauvery water has gone down steeply in reservoirs' Ambareesh told in a specially convened meeting at Adi Chunchanagiri Mutt in Bengaluru.
You should have loads of courage to speak the truth and stick to your conscience. A three time winner from the Congress Party speaking against his own Prime Minister is the hall mark of a true pro Karnataka activist who speaks and thinks about the farmers of Cauvery Basin. Ambareesh went to Mandya on October 1 to extend support to the farmers participating in the Cauvery agitation when the present
Member of Parliament Vishwanath openly defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his 'one sided' order.
It is really heartening that such a conscietous leader is leading the film artists delegation on October 6 which is meeting the Governor Hamsaraj Bharadwaj to hand over the film industry's anguish about the order of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Well done Rebel Star.