Kundapura: “In order to uplift the fishermen, the state government will be introducing several welfare schemes for them. Due to the moral code of conduct, the coalition government could not comment on the welfare schemes,” said chief minister HD Kumaraswamy.
Speaking to reporters, the CM said that though he has received several demands of the fishermen community through community leader G.Shankar, he is unable to comment due to moral code of conduct.
“Having said that, I assure that the coalition government is committed towards welfare of the fishermen community and would definitely fulfill their demands including waiving their loans,” he said adding that as far as missing Suvarna Tribhuja boat is concerned, he is constantly in touch with Union government and defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
Vouching for his government, he said that over the last nine and half months, the coalition government had not seen a single act of communal violence in the three coastal districts.
“People of the state want to lead a peaceful life. After Bengaluru, the coalition government is focusing on the coastal
districts for development,” said the CM.
Earlier, Chief Minister had apologised to the fishermen for his delay in attending the function which was caused due to non availability of a helicopter, even though he had booked it a week in advance and was forced to travel by road.
District in-charge minister Dr. Jayamala, Gopala Poojary, former MLA and Congress-JD(S) candidate Pramod Madhwaraj were present.