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Bengaluru: Siddu attacks HDK’s budgetary proposal of taxes on petrol, diesel


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Bengaluru, Jul 11: Even as attempts are being made to iron out the differences and pave the way for smooth functioning of the HD Kumaraswamy-led JD(S)-Congress coalition regime, former chief minister and chairman of the coordination panel of the two ruling parties Siddaramaiah has publicly opposed Kumaraswamy’s budgetary proposal to hike taxes on petrol and diesel prices and demanded its roll back.

Speaking at a function organised to handing over the KPCC president’s post to Dinesh Gundu Rao at the Bengaluru Palace Grounds on Wednesday, Siddaramaiah also demanded restoration of monthly seven kg of rice per person being supplied to BPL families under the previous Congress government’s flagship Anna Bhagya Scheme.

Siddaramaiah said he had written to Kumaraswamy requesting him to roll back hike taxes imposed on petrol and diesel prices and restore the quantity of rice under the Anna Bhagya scheme.

The former chief minister said the fuel price by the government would go against the party’s national stance, though the fuel prices in the State are lowest in comparison with southern States.

Kumaraswamy in his budget, had increased tax on petrol from the present 30% to 32% and diesel from 19% to 21% and tax on consumption of electricity from 6% to 9%.

To mobilise resources to write off the Rs34,000 crore loans from cooperative and nationalised banks, the CM had increased taxes on fuel.

Siddaramaiah said he had written to the CM requesting him not to reduce the quantity of rice since “the objective of the Anna Bhagya scheme is to make Karnataka free from hunger.”

Legislators from north Karnataka spoke on the neglect of their region in the budget. Senior leader and former Minister H K Patil in a letter to the CM expressed his disappointment to the step motherly attitude shown to the region.

Siddaramaiah said his government has done good work during the last five years but failed to get a majority of seats owing to false information provided to voters by the BJP at the booth level.

“We have to work unitedly to defeat BJP and win the maximum number of the 28 Lok Sabha seas in Karnataka in next year’s elections,’’ he said complimenting both Dinesh Gundu Rao and the newly appointed state working president Ishwar Khandre.


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  • Monu, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    looks like only siddu has the guts to speak out his mind.
    Rest of the congressmen are busy looking how to get good portfolio .

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  • Suraj Rai, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Mr. Siddu , please bow out gracefully and retire. Anyone else with some self respect would have resigned immediately after the election results. You were routed in your home constituency by a very huge margin. In Badami you managed just to win. RaGa shouted and humiliated you making you to meet your enemy HDD for Govt formation . HDD and HDK reduced you to a peon of JDS. So the writing is clear on the wall. Moroever, you will never win again.

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  • Valerian DSouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Whoever celebrate Tipu Jayanti, invites curse on them.
    It's not superstition, history has proven it again and again.
    Instead they should have celebrated Abdul Kalam Jayanti.

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  • ahmed, mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Mr Siddu for 5 years take rest or join Mr poojary do some agriculture crops have a pice of mind life

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  • Sachidananda Shetty Shetty, Mundkur/Dubai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Siddanna….pls stop this “Nautanki” At one side you support HDK Party to form govt….. and another end you blame his ruling???

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  • Chetan Serrao, Bangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Siddu has gone crazy because his favourite program of celebrating tipu jayanthi in doldrums.

    Because of tipu he lost the power, he made congress to lose all seats in D. K, Udupi, Uttara Kannada & Kodagu districts.

    He somehow managed to become a MLA only because of kind nature of Sri Ramulu who did not campaign aggressively against him in the Badami seat, he somehow managed to win by 2000 votes.

    Tipu made him powerless, so he is taking barbs at his detractors after a long association with the former party leaders.

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Siddu will be the nemesis for this coalition Govt. Just watch out!

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  • rajesh, udupi

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    grandson of tippu sultan has gone crazy. he should create a dummy tippu darbar to quench his thirst for power. high command should lock his mouth. his jayanthis have created enough problems now giving stupid statements is of no use. drink expensive liquor like your son & go on world tours u have seized enough land for a 1000 heads of ur generation in mysore, enjoy that or u will loose everything.

    fate of tippu is awaiting this black dot.

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  • hans, udupi

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Yes fate of Tipu, Aurangzeb and Abdali awaits this black dot.

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  • Raghavendra M K, Mumbai Maharashtra

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Talking openly against steps taken in the budget will give adverse effect to the just born coalition government. Sidduji should take up the matter with CM or with congress president. Same thing happened in south kanara udipi district how janardhan poojary a senior most leader of coastal Karnataka was openly talking against his own government policies in his frequent press meet. His attitude and behavior effected the recent election results in above two districts.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Siddaramaiah have some Patience ...

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  • neeth, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    How to be patient? HDK is proving to be far better CM than him. Good decision by smart Rahul

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Thank God useless Yeddyurappa is Out ...

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    Neeth
    Last two words of your comment a super joke

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    hdk & yeddy fighting each other of betrayals. b4 chaddi dost. now chaddiless dost.

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  • Dr.S.Kamath, Mumbai

    Thu, Jul 12 2018

    BJP doesn't need any Operation Kamala
    Siddu is enough
    And his most of the statement s against Maitri SARKAR are Right and appropriate

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