CM offers to stop flaying BJP if party builds dams, awards irrigation projects to any state

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Kodagu/Virajpet, Jan 25: Criticising the BJP leaders for attacking the Congress government’s handling of drought situation in the State, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah challenged the BJP to show any instance of building a dam or helping in irrigation projects in any State and offered to stop speaking against BJP if it can do so.

Addressing the Congress workers in Virajpet of Kodagu district, he lashed out at BJP for shedding crocodile tears when all its 25 lok sabha members and its leaders failed to do anything to prevail upon the Narendra Modi regime to release funds for drought relief.

Lambasting the Kodagu-Mysuru BJP MP, Pratap Simha, he sarcastically asked: "Mr Simha, have you managed to get even a single rupee released from your own Modi government for drought relief works? Why are you criticising the Congress government?’’


Siddaramaiah asked BJP leaders to stop fooling the people with their drama and drought study tours when Modi government’s official study team had come and reviewed the situation in the State in October last year. Now, January 2024 is coming to an end and we have been repeatedly asking both Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah to release funds, which are rightfully ours.

"If there is any single State where BJP has built a dam or helped in executing irrigation projects, I will stop speaking against BJP. What has BJP done for agriculture and farmers,’’ he asked.

The chief minister assailed the BJP for denigrating the Congress party for not doing anything for the country. "It was the Congress governments which built dams and irrigation projects all over the country while BJP has done nothing. Even though the RSS was established in 1955, it did not participate in the freedom struggle. It is the Congress party which fought for freeing the country from British rule, suffered and sacrificed. What is BJP’s or Sangh Parivar’s contribution to the freedom struggle?" he asked.

Lashing out at Uttara Kannada BJP MP Ananth Kumar Hegde for declaring that the BJP came to power to change the Constitution, which has not been contradicted by any of the BJP leaders. It is clear that BJP is and has been against the Constitution, he said.

Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Siddaramaiah asked:"When will his promised Acche Din dawn? Petrol, diesel and LPG prices have been rising. Modi had promised to create 2 jobs every year. Where are the 20 crore jobs during the last 10 years?’’ he asked.

The chief minister said the people of Kodagu have rejected BJP and elected Congress candidates in its two assembly seats. People know that the Congress government delivered on its promises from 2013 to 2018 and has implemented all the five pre-poll Congress guarantees, while Modi’s grand promises have been hollow.

The chief minister recalled that he had to face eggs hurled at him when he visited the district as Opposition Leader. "I am completely overwhelmed by the love and affection showered on me now,’’ he said assuring that the government will protect their interests and work for their welfare.

Siddaramaiah enjoyed the food prepared in Kodagu style with his legal advisor Ponnanna handling the role of serving the food to the chief minister.

Kodagu district in-charge minister Boseraju, home minister G Parameshwara, social welfare minister H C Mahadevappa, urban development minister Byarati Suresh, sericulture minister K Venkatesh and others were present.





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  • Saravanabhaavan, Murukaveri

    Fri, Jan 26 2024

    BJP straitaway told in one of the previous press meet few years back by its senior leader that they are not builders or constructon company!

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    See, sometimes Siddu tries to speak truth. Shall we speak of dams and irrigation projects that were not built by BJP? KRS dam by Vishweshwarayya? Thumbe Dam? Irrigation projects in Hassan and sugar belt was built but Siddu can claim credit, but it was for the benefit of HD*.* Gowdas - then and now it is famous as Government Contractor's party. And yes, for better part of independence, we voted for Congress or JDS. Yeddy got to show his ego after he stared 70 candles for his birthday. No, we are not proud of that milestone either. But Siddu has sense of humor and he is living up to the expectations of Karnataka electorates who decided to elect a joker as CM.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Siddaramaiah is not a Feku ...

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  • Yogi, Mangaluru

    Thu, Jan 25 2024

    Fine with you for being a critic, siddhamaiah, now that you have another 4 years of rule, please build dams yourself.

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