Kundapur: “Chief Minister Siddaramaih has no moral right to criticize PM Narendra Modi,” said former Chief Minister, B S Yeddyurappa. He was speaking after inaugurating the ‘Raitha Chaitanya Yathre’ in Byndoor here, on October 5.
“CM Siddaramaih on Gandhi Jayanthi criticized PM Modi saying that it was unfortunate that Modi was born in the land of Mahatma Gandhi. The CM should apologize to the people of India for his defamatory comments.”
He further said that panchayats were given adequate funds under the Suvarna Grama Yojane by the then BJP government. The Congress government now has neglected the 5,625 gram panchayats and they have also criticized the smart city project. Congress criticizes smart city project saying that the central government has neglected rural masses but in reality the central government is concerned of developing rural areas.
“The Anna Bhagya project is funded by the central government but Congress is not ready to admit it. The Congress government should waive the loans of farmers instead of passing the buck on the central government,” he added.
“The state government has received Rs 1,83,566 crore from the central government under the 14th Finance Commission but their arrogance is not allowing them to utilize those funds for development,” he alleged.
The state of Karnataka has fallen down to 9th place in terms of investment, while it was in the 4th place during BJP’s rule. The failure in the functioning of the government has caused loss to the state exchequer.
“I have become an MP accidentally but I will promise to bring the BJP to power in the next elections. We will form a government with 150 plus seats to facilitate development in the state. Speaker Kagodu Timmappa has been giving suggestions to the government but their arrogance is at such a level that they are not ready to accept them.”
Udupi Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje, BJP leader Sriramulu, Vijayshanker, MLC Kota Shrinivas Poojary, MLA Sunil Kumar, BJP president Tingale Vikramarjun Hegde, former MLA Raghupati Bhat and others were present.