No Danger to Kumaraswamy Govt for Five Years – U T Khader
Udupi: “The Congress and JD(S) government would complete its five years term. The Congress party has decided and agreed to support JD(S) for five years. We will run the government for five years”, said the State Urban Development and Housing Minister U T Khader in a press meet held at Congress Bhavan here on August 28.
Addressing the mediapersons U T Khader said that for the five-year term, our party leaders have signed and the decision was taken with the approval of party president, Rahul Gandhi. Our party support to the coalition government was for a full five-year term. We should not disturb the government for five years, Kumaraswamy should be Chief Minister and the government should complete its full term. There is no need for any confusion, said Khader.
As a coalition partner, Congress is extending total support to the Kumaraswamy-led government, especially on the crop loan waiver issue. Minor differences within the coalition government would be addressed by the Coalition Coordination Committee Chief Siddaramaiah.
Expressing confidence, Khader said that the Congress would secure the majority vote in the urban local body (ULB) elections slated for August 31. In the last 5 years, Udupi CMC was administrated by Congress which has carried out massive development work in the city. The BJP is making false allegations of corruption against the Congress. If they have any proof of corruption they should file a complaint with the Lokayukta or ACB. The BJP is making baseless allegations against Congress administration while the elections are nearing and trying to divert the people’s attention, he said.
Besides undertaking developmental works on a large scale, which is still continuing, the previous Siddaramaiah government contributed a lot to social security schemes, including Anna Bhagya, which would steer the party to power in the urban local bodies, he said.
KPCC secretary G A Bava, Udupi district Congress president Janardhan Tonse, Congress leaders Rakesh Malli, Dinesh Putran, Sathish Ameen, Nagesh Udyavar, Habib Ali, Bhaskar Rao Kidiyoor and others were present.