Modi rule is detrimental to country’s federal structure, says CM

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Bengaluru, Feb 21: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah used the Legislative Council forum to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the injustice to Karnataka in the share of taxes and devolution of funds and went on to assail the Modi rule for its step-motherly treatment to the State in the grant of funds for drought relief works.

In his reply to the motion of thanks to the Governor for his address to the joint session of the State legislature, the Chief Minister on Wednesday sought to attack the Prime Minister by using his own words as Chief Minister of Gujarat against the then Congress-led UPA regime and said Modi has conveniently forgotten what he said as chief minister in the 10 years of his prime ministership.

Siddaramaiah quoted Modi’s speech at the BJP national executive meet as chief minister of Gujarat and pointed out that the Prime Minister had demanded UPA regime to share 50% of the taxes collected from Gujarat to the State.

The Chief Minister accused the Modi rule of denying the State of its rightful share of taxes and mentioned that Karnataka gets barely Rs 37.252 crore as against its contribution of Rs 4.30 lakh crore in 2023-24 and another Rs 13,005 crore towards centrally funded projects, accounting for barely Rs 50,257 crore during the year.

The share of State in the devolution of funds must go up in accordance with increase in the size of the Central budget, which has not happened during the last 10 years of Modi rule. If the discrimination and injustice is questioned, Modi and the BJP claims that it is divisive and anti-national.

The BJP members, Kota Srinivas Poojary, Ravi Kumar and others took strong objection to the Chief Minister’s attack against the Prime Minister. However, Siddaramaiah and the Congress members said speaking what Modi had spoken in the past cannot be termed anti-national.

Modi as Gujarat chief minister had demanded that the UPA regime should share 50% of taxes collected from the State back to it. But the same Modi is responsible for the gross injustice to Karnataka, which gets barely 12 to 13% of the taxes contributed from the State. Is this not injustice, he asked.

CM to thank BJP 100 cr times if State gets its due

The Chief Minister challenged the BJP leaders to ensure that the Modi regime releases the rightful share of funds to Karnataka and offered to thank them 100 crore times.

When BJP leaders Kota Srinivasa Poojari and Ravi Kumar objected to the criticism of Modi, the Chief Minister shot back by claiming that he along with them belong to the ‘shudra’ or lower castes and asserted that there was nothing wrong in criticising Modi by quoting his own words.

When JDS member Boje Gowda objected to the ruling Congress party twisting the words of veteran Kannada writer Kuvempu, Siddaramaiah said the Congress government respects and lives up to the words of Kuvempu. But, Boje Gowda swearing by Kuvempu and his JDS joining a communal BJP is against the ideals of Kuvempu.

“The JDS has now become JDC with the word S for Secular being replaced by c representing Communal,’’ he said.

He jovially asked Boje Gowda to join Congress if he was really secular.

The Chief Minister said he had made a mistake by referring to President Droupadi Murmu in the singular instead of using the respectful plural.

“As soon as I realised my mistake, I have apologised and even issued a public apology,’’ he said, attacking BJP for making it a big issue when their own government in Delhi had insulted the President by not inviting her for the opening of the new Parliament building.

The Chief Minister said Congress party and its leaders were the real nationalists as they had fought and sacrificed for the freedom struggle. The BJP and none of its Sangh Parivar affiliates had taken part in the freedom struggle, he said.





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  • Pradeep Kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    Your Rule in Karnataka is Danger ?

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Chief Justice of Supreme Court Mr. Chandrachud will protect our democracy & constitution. But national media is very highly corrupt.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Laughing out loud. Modi is 10 years old in power. Before that Sonia was in power under the guise of MMS. All these years, there was no problem and you also occupied celebrated chairs during that period. And now this statement. By the way, what are the future plans of Yatindra?

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  • vishnu bhat, bangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    undoubtedly. the BJP as it is today believes in autocracy.

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  • Yogi, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Siddha is once again at it with his silly talk, his favorite time pass. Modern India is fortunate to have a vanguard in Modi. It belittles to talk of danger to the federal structure of our country when he just a CM of a state.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Whatever Siddaramayya says, I think it's Golden words.

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  • Stany Lobo, Kulshekar

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Sir again who is your PM candidate ? Can some help us who who ?

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  • Sangram Sangam, KUNDAPUR

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Congress will not cross more than 60 seats so there no question for PM candidate

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  • Sangram Sangam, KUNDAPUR

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    When EMERGENCY implemented that time federal system working fine......................?People are more EDUCATED now now they know is the best Leader for this nation.

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  • Roland, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    People are educated now. That’s why many Indians are leaving the country to work in foreign land and many are giving up citizenship.

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  • Sangram Sangam, KUNDAPUR

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    People are earlier also going abroad .Not only Indians are going ,all over the word people are going for job . lakhs of Europeans also working in India.Even they are coming cheer girls in IPL also.India already crossed 140 crores its impossible to all are get job in India .Nangu free Ningu free will not work in long run.already 1.04 lakhs crore loan for this year state budget

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  • Roland, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Just don't reply with information that you receive from whatsapp university. I dont think lacs of Europeans are working in india. On the issue of people leaving the country for work, the number has increased in the last 10 years. Also the number of people giving up citizenship has also increased, on the bhagya scheme of the government - nobody has forced anyone to take the bhaghya. if public don't need then why apply for the scheme.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Dear Roland, Mangalore, We have 1.3 billion population. Invariably some will leave and they should. But, do not get it wrong, all 1.3 billion will not, and I have a feeling that you will not too because we need a class of people to perennially complain about people leaving while they stay embedded to the soil they were born. Do not overly believe in Sidda. He is a nice guy, but his goals and target are set by someone else and he has been provided with alternative if he cannot deliver. DKShi.

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    Thu, Feb 22 2024

    For that question you should ask Congress party they ruled more than 65 years this nation

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    Whatever logical speech delivered will fall into deaf walls within bajapa ears... They say one can never find two things in anyone's lifetime... One is classmates of Modiji... Other is the customers who purchased tea from Modiji.... Modiji's life is a go as per wind policy... When as opposition CM blame the MMS govt... When in ruling as PM praise MMS left, right and center... Whatever logical spoken is like a Kannada saying... "Bhogalla mele neeru suridante..."

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    The recent Mayoral elections in CHANDIGARH and the rap by Supreme court and levels which ruling party can stoop for a small election --endorses this statement --of SHRI SIDDARAMAIAH --HON . CM (Religion cocktail -- hindutva --Bajranj -- VHP -- nagpur RSS--- all have openly merged -- with RSS BANIA nexus -- in both religion and business-- and fooling the gullible --)--

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Wed, Feb 21 2024

    ha ha ha

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