Karnataka Bandh Call by BJP a Political Gimmick – U T Khader
Mangaluru: “BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa calling for Karnataka Bandh on May 28 is a political gimmick. The new government has still not been formed. H D Kumaraswamy has taken oath as the CM and we have to form the new government. Whatever former CM Siddaramaiah has promised, it will be fulfilled. But the BJP is forcing the waiver of farmer loans even before the government has formed and has called for a Karnataka bandh which is a political gimmick,” said former minister U T Khader in a press meet held at the DCC office Mallikatta here, on May 26.
Addressing the mediapersons, U T Khader said, “The BJP is not talking about Fuel price hike but before forming the government, the BJP is forcing us to waive the farmers loans. It has called for state bandh on this matter. Even before the floor test, the BJP has called for a bandh in Karnataka.”
When asked according to the coalition government, will the present CM rule for 30 months, Khader replied that the coalition government will give good governance for five years. “The tenure of the CM will be the decision of the leaders and the High command,” he added.
When asked whether he will get the post of a Minister, Khader said, “The high command will decide on who will get what post. There is no competition for ministers’ posts. B M Farooq and I belong to two different parties but we are good friends.”
Speaking on the measures taken by the government to avoid sea erosion, Khader said, “At Mogaveera Pattana, Kotepura and Kodi, we have already taken measures to avoid sea erosion. In Hilarinagar, Kaiko and Subhashnagar, the construction of Berm, Mini Breakwater is under tender process. A 900-meter long temporary seawall will be constructed at a cost of Rs 4.75 crore. The district administration will also take all precautions to avoid natural disasters. The government has already informed district administrations to sanction compensation for those who have lost their lives, animals or property in the disaster.”
DCC president Harish Kumar, Eshwar Ullal, Mohammed Monu, Mamatha Gatti, Sadashiv Ullal and others were also present.