Ballari: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai dubbed the Congress Party’s Government as 85 per cent Government.
During the Jan Sankalp Yatra in Siruguppa Town here on Thursday October 13, he said a few years ago, the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had said if Rs. 100 is sent from Delhi only Rs. 15 will reach the village and that means Rs. 85 will be pilferaged enroute. At that time, the Congress Party was in power in the Centre and also in Karnataka. His son, Rahul Gandhi is more intelligent than him. But in the current system, 100 per cent of all the schemes implemented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach the beneficiaries due to the Direct Benefit Transfer system, he claimed.
He said the Congress Party during its regime had done corruption in all possible avenues. The sky scam means 2G scandal, Commonwealth and Coal scams are land and lower world scandals, respectively. The party that indulged in corruption from top to bottom talks of corruption today. People have not forgotten corruption during the previous Congress Government in tank filling schemes, minor irrigation, water resources, Gangakalyana to name a few. They made crores of rupees by sinking thousands of borewells in a day under the Gangakalyana scheme meant for SC/ST beneficiaries, he observed.
Bommai said that there has been good response from Jan Sankalp Yatra in Raichur, Vijayanagara and Koppal Districts. On the other hand the Congress party has been doing Bharat Jodo Yatra and infact that party cannot take pro-people policies but has indulged in power politics. When in power they developed themselves and forgot the people completely. A former Congress Minister has openly admitted how they will be in power and out of power. The development of Karnataka took a backseat due to 50 years of ruling by the Congress Party, and they forfeited the State to its high command. Without caring for the self-respect of Karnataka, they did politics just for the sake of power. The people will permanently send them back home in 2023, he noted.