From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, May 28: Sharply reacting to BJP leaders instigating people not to pay electricity bills or bus fares and for criticising the Congress guarantees, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar said the BJP leaders have become jobless after the electoral defeat.
"Instead of criticising the Congress guarantees, which will be implemented, and asking people not to pay power bills or bus fares in government buses, they should first talk about Narendra Modi regime’s failure to deposit Rs 15 lacs in the bank accounts of all citizens and creating 2 crore jobs every year,’’ he said speaking to media persons near his residence on Sunday.
"Has BJP fulfilled its promise of waiving farm loans up to Rs 1 lakh even though it had two chief ministers in B S Yediyurappa and Basavaraja Bommai,’’ he asked and reminded the BJP that Modi regime has done precious little in doubling the farmers’ income.
Shivakumar made it clear that the Congress party is committed to implement its 5 guarantees to the people. "We have already taken an in-principle decision at the first cabinet meeting. The chief minister has already promised that the details will be formally approved at the next cabinet meeting. We are not going back on our promises unlike the BJP or the Modi regime,’’ he said.
The deputy chief minister said the Congress government is committed to filling up all the vacancies in the government in a transparent manner by selecting the candidates on merit.
"We want to put an end to the commission rule and corruption,’’ he asserted, adding: "All this cannot be done in a day or two. It will take some time."
Minister R B Thimmapur called on the deputy chief minister at his residence in the morning.
Later, former minister T B Jayachandra, MLAs Ashok Pattan, and C S Nadagouda also called on Shivakumar. Former chairman of the State Backward Classes Commission C S Dwarakanath also called on Shivakumar and held discussions with him.