Bengaluru: State JD (S) president H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday hinted at ending the two-month old coalition of Congress and JD(S) in BBMP alleging administrative lapses.
Speaking to media persons, HDK said, “The day we decided to support the Congress, I realised that it was a mistake. We had seen the BJP looting BBMP for five years and supported the Congress. Since the party is in power in the state, we thought that it would provide adequate funds for development. Now, even after two months, nothing has happened. The minister goes around the city with the Mayor just for publicity. The garbage situation is worsening every day. Why should we continue to support (Congress) if the situation is like this?”
“During the election of Mayor and deputy Mayor, the Chief Minister had promised corporators that he would release Rs 50 lakhs for each ward. Now, nothing is released. The support for Congress is for only one year, and not for five years. They should realise this,” he warned.
He also lambasted at Chief minister Siddaramaiah over farmer suicides in the state and said that most of the kin of deceased farmers have not yet received compensation. Out of 65 farmers who ended lives in Haveri district, only 9 of them have received compensation.
HDK added that, “the Chief Minister should stop debating over beef and whether Lord Rama had a father or not. The priority is burning issues of the land, where farmers are committing suicide everyday. The Chief Minister boasts of earmarking Rs 15,000 crores for the welfare of backward classes. Let him go through the caste combination of farmers who have committed suicide. All come under AHINDA category.”
JD(S) leader also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue of intolerance and said, “N R Narayanamurthy was disappointed with Siddaramaiah, who had neither visited the electronic city during the last two years, nor held any meeting with IT professionals. Narayanamurthy also told me about an incident where a foreign investor asked him if his investments would be safe in India and if he visited India, will there be no threat to his life. This was the confidence foreigners are reposing in Modi government and Mr Modi’s ‘Make in India’ slogan is know internationally as death in India,” he added.