Revolt in the country if BJP changes Constitution, warns Siddaramaiah
Tumakuru : There will be a revolt in the country if the Constitution is amended, warned Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Speaking after inaugurating projects at Sira, Tumakuru, he said changing the Constitution, sowing seeds of contempt between people of different faiths and creating unrest in society was the BJP’s ‘hidden agenda’.
Siddaramaiah was retorting to Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde’s “we have come to power to change the Constitution” remark.
“It is not easy to change the Constitution in this country. Here, people still believe in democracy. We will not allow a change in the Constitution,” the CM asserted.
When BJP was ruling Karnataka the government spent Rs 18000 crore on irrigation. Congress government has spent Rs 45000 crore in four plus years and will spend Rs 5 lakh in the next three months, he informed.
“The Congress is a government that sticks to its promises. We have fulfilled all the promises in our manifesto. We will open another 250 Indira canteens in the state. We will declare even hamlets in the state as revenue zones,” the CM assured.
Reacting to Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javdekar’s taunt that Siddaramaiah had given farmers of the state ‘a lollipop by waiving off Rs 8000 crore farmer loans’, the CM pointed out that his predecessor B S Yeddyurappa had not waived off any farmer loans.
‘Deve Gowda is daydreaming’
Chief Minister took a jab at JD(S) supremo and former Prime Minister Deve Gowda saying that the former was daydreaming that he can resume power if there is a hung Assembly in the upcoming polls.
“Deve Gowda is a self styled son of the soil (‘mannina maga’) and Kumaraswamy is his son. Now the grandchildren have also entered politics. So whose children are we? ” quipped Siddaramaiah.