I will not say anything about the discordant voices raising against the Congress-JD(S) coalition government,” said former prime minister HD Deve Gowda.
“I will break the silence on the issue before the media at an appropriate time,’’.He said at ‘Press Day‘ organised by The Bangalore Press Club and the Bangalore Reporters’ Guild.
He slams reports in a section of media and a ‘vicious’ campaign. It crop loan waiver is only to benefit Vokkaliga farmers.
“I don’t know from where such illogical, immature and factious reports are created,”
Rejects ‘Vokkaliga bias’
A few districts in the Old Mysuru region restricts Vokkaligas. Are there any Vokkaligas in North or Coastal Karnataka? he asked.
While on charges that North and Coastal Karnataka regions have been left out in the Budget presented by his son, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, the former prime minister said: “The previous Congress budget programmes have been continued. There are a lot of programmes in that budget for these regions,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Kumaraswamy defended 2 per cent hike in taxes on petrol and diesel to mobilise resources for the crop loan waiver. “A section of society is unable to tolerate everyone contributing 10 paise each to help the farmer in distress,’’ he said, slamming those running a vicious campaign against fuel hike.“We have announced Rs 34,000 crore crop loan waiver. I am not getting any commission out of this and I don’t know why some people find wrong in helping farmer community.” He also criticised reports in a section of media that crop loan helps only Vokkaliga farmers. ”I am not a CM for one particular community, I am CM for the entire State,’’ he said.
Kumaraswamy also directed all district deputy commissioners to redress people’s problems by holding public grievances meetings every week. Hence, the circular also said that even district in charge secretaries should hold these meetings. to their problems.’’
Cong MLCs write to Rahul
At least 24 Congress MLAs sent an email to Congress president Rahul Gandhi . Demanding a senior member from the Legislative Council. The email also urged the Congress president not to give up the party’s. As a result, it claims to have its member as council Chairman.