Udupi: “Make in India has become ‘Come die in India’ as global investors are now fearing to invest in India after the rising intolerance in the country,” said HD Kumarswamy, former Chief Minister of Karnataka. He was speaking with the mediapersons after installing Dakashab Shetty as the new president of Udupi district unit of the JD(S) at Kadyali here, on November 1.
Global investors will only invest in India if divisive forces are ignored by political parties. The fear among global investors has risen after rising communal incidents which have been witnessed in the country. PM Narendra Modi keeps on saying ‘Digital India’ and ‘Make in India’ while the global investors are saying “We don’t want to come and die in India”. The youth are in need of jobs, we can cater to the development of our youth only by silencing fringe and divisive elements, he added.
Both major national parties are indulged in passing the buck on each other on religious issues while the reality is that both bat for votes by highlighting these issues.
“Farmers are still committing suicide in our state but the government is untouched by the issues faced by them. The relief promised to families of deceased farmers is yet to reach. The issues of farmers will be raised in next assembly sessions.”
The ZP and TP elections are nearing and JD(S) will contest in every district and taluk against Congress and BJP candidates, he said. JD(S) has formed an alliance with Congress and BJP in local bodies and even BJP has formed an alliance with Congress in local bodies; forming an alliance is required while there is no clear sign of a majority. The alliance will be formed in ZP and TP elections if needed by consulting local leaders.
“We have been making efforts to strengthen the JD(S) in the coastal districts and in the days to come, many will join JD(S) and witness a difference. Leaders work and join other parties and while leaders from other parties also join JD(S); which happens in politics.”
When asked on Yeddyurappa returning to state politics, he replied that it is left to his party’s leadership to decide on Yeddyurappa. “Everyone is interested to become the Chief Minister and people are well aware of Yeddyurappa’s performance,” he added.