'BJP, Congress have turned villains'

SHIMOGA: Both the BJP and Congress have become villains with no regard for the people and if they do not realise this, there is no future for the state, said former chief minister and JDS stat

Published: 26th March 2012 04:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 09:44 PM   |  A+A-

SHIMOGA: Both the BJP and Congress have become villains with no regard for the people and if they do not realise this, there is no future for the state, said former chief minister and JDS state president H D Kumaraswamy. He told reporters after offering pooja at Sri Kalabairaveshwara Temple on Sunday that the BJP government has failed to take any pro-farmers decision to help the farmer community in distress.

From decades, the Congress has been appeasing the minorities to create vote banks, but the minorities should not allow themselves to be trapped by the appeasing politics, he added.

Accusing that both the Union and state budgets were antifarmers, he said though the state government had presented over one lakh crore budget, it has failed to reserve at least Rs 2,000 crore to rescue the farmers in the state.

"When I was the CM, Rs 25,000 compensation per hectre was given to sugarcane growers and farmers’ loans were waived," he claimed.

Advising the BJP ministers to work honestly, he said the administrative machinery has stuck as the factions of both the Chief Minister and the former chief minister are busy in appealing to the party high command.

“People are suffering due to drought and other problems but no minister, government or the BJP party is concerned about them,” he added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Karnataka news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp