Mysuru: “The opposition parties are targeting me out of fear,” claimed Chief Minister Siddaramaiah commenting on the opposition parties’ efforts to forge unity to defeat him in Chamundeshwari Assembly Constituency in the forthcoming Assembly elections.
“If I’m weak, will they target me? They are targeting me because I’m powerful”, said CM, talking to reporters at his T K Layout residence on October 30.
Opposition parties have no moral right to demand Minister George’s resignation, said CM, reminding once again of BJP State president B S Yeddyurappa serving jail term.
The Kalburgi-Bidar railway line witnessed progress during the Congress rule and the present leader of the opposition in parliament Mallikarjun Kharge contributed his might but ignoring him during the inaugural was not a good move, opined CM Siddaramaiah.
Maddur accident victims’ families will be given Rs 1 Lakh relief and the injured free treatment, assured Siddaramiah.
CM said BJP leader C H Vijayashankar was welcome into the party fold if the latter believed in the Congress ideology but stayed clear of assuring any party position to the Kuruba leader who quit BJP recently.
In Bengaluru city, the deadline for filling potholes has been extended to November 6 due to rains, CM said.
Reacting on PM Modi’s allegation about his cabinet colleague D K Shivakumar enjoying at the cost of hosting MLAs from Gujarat at a resort, CM Siddaramiah said, the opposition BJP resorted to dirtiest form of politics and none could match them on that front.