Doddaballapura: Leader of the Opposition, Siddaramaiah said that the problems of weavers will be discussed at the next Assembly session. He was speaking at the KMH welfare centre in Karnataka on Saturday in association with the Karnataka State weavers’ union, the weavers’ struggle committee, the Karnataka State Weavers’ Welfare Committee and, the Kalpataru Electric Cooperative Weavers’ Co-operative Society and the Weavers’ union.
He said that 14 lakh people are dependent on the state. He urged the people to think before they clap for all the lies told by the Modi government. The term social justice has lost its meaning in the BJP administration.
He also promised that if he comes back to power, 10kg of rice will be given free of charge to all the poor. “My main motto is that no one should die of hunger in freedom India”, he added. He also mentioned that the country has one of the worst economic policies but the influence of money in elections has increased. Questioning the BJP’s promises, he asked where are the ?15,000 that were guaranteed to be deposited to everyone’s accounts.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA T. Venkataramanayya, who presided over the meeting, said Siddaramaiah had paid from taluk to the taluk during his term as the chief minister’s sum of Rs 6.15 crore. However, no one has been funded by the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund since 2018. He also added that the weaver’s community was not funded.
A list of the weavers’ demands was submitted at the meeting. District panchayat president V Prasad, weavers’ struggle committee chairman BG Hemantaraj, weavers’ welfare forum chairman PA Venkatesh, weavers’ general council president PC Venkatesh, KPCC member MG Srinivas and Kannada party president Sanjeev Naik CPIM District Secretary R. Chandra Tejasvi, senior Kannada fighter TN Prabhu Deo, TAPMCS president D. Siddaramaiah, weavers’ union president Arun Kumar, leaders J Rajendra, KP Jagannath and S Dayanand were present at the meeting