D K Shivakumar challenges BJP leaders to set right injustice in grant of funds to state

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Kalaburgi, Feb 3: Challenging the State BJP leaders to fight for setting right the injustice to Karnataka in the grant of funds to the State by the Centre, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar accused the State BJP leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for being insensitive the interests of Karnataka and Kannadigas.

Speaking to media persons at the Kalaburgi airport, he said “The State BJP leaders must introspect about their inability to get justice for Karnataka from the Centre. They haven’t made any attempt to meet the Prime Minister and discuss State’s interests and injustice caused by the disparity. The people of the State have answered their apathy by rejecting in the recent elections.”

The Deputy Chief Minister said the ruling Congress party has decided to hold a protest in Delhi on February 7 to demand justice for Karnataka.

“The Centre hasn’t released any drought relief and it is not devolving enough funds for the State. The funds earmarked for the State in the previous budgets is also not being released and hence the protest. All MLAs, MLCs, MPs, Ministers and the Chief Minister will take part in the protest.”

CM does wear Kumkum but not prominently

To a question on Chief Minister Siddaramaiah rejecting the application of kumkum (vermillion) on his forehead, Shivakumar retorted: “Who said the Chief Minister does not wear vermillion? He wears it but he certainly does not like to wear it prominently like women do. What is wrong in that?’’

Asked about a Swamji being denied entry into a temple, he said: “I saw the news reports on television. Obviously, the temple was being cleaned as all temples are cleaned in the morning and evening. At that time, visitors are not allowed inside.’’

However, he promised to speak to Muzrai department officials and find out the problem.

“We are equal and human beings. There is no untouchability. All are allowed entry in temples irrespective of their caste and creed,’’ he said.

No question of country’s Division

The Deputy Chief Minister clarified that his brother D K Suresh, Congress MP, has not spoken about dividing the country. “What he spoke was about the injustice to Karnataka and southern states in the devolution of funds by the Centre. It is the southern states, especially Karnataka, which contribute the maximum in terms of tax mobilisation and GST collections. But the Centre has been consistently denying funds to the Southern States,’’ he said.

He pointed out that the Congress party, including the Chief Minister, Ministers and legislators are staging a protest against the injustice to Karnataka by the Centre in Delhi on February 7.

“There is no question of dividing the country as all of us are part of India and we stand for united India. But the interests of all states must be considered and the southern states should not be made to suffer,’’ he added.





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  • Peter, mangalore

    Tue, Feb 06 2024

    funds are dispersed as per Finance commission. its a statutory body. last Commission was done during UPA time.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 04 2024

    Gujarat is getting more money. Karnataka BJP leaders are useless.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Dear David Pais, Mangalore, Please visit Oncology department of Father Mullers Kankanady and check the number of operations on cancer patients conducted under Ayushman Bharat Yojana. Most the people are poor who get free operation and treatment, and Fr Mullers is the only hospital eligible for this operation in Mangalore under this Yojana. Again, guys, go after data, not what Congis tell you.

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  • Yogi, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Why beg money from the centre ? Did the people of Karnataka asked you for freebies before the election ? For the sake of power, you fooling BJP is fine but did you fool the people ?

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  • S.F.H, Indian

    Sun, Feb 04 2024

    Central grant of fund is every state's right..they are not giving it from their pocket...if there is injustice done by the central...that is against the constitution...and desh droh...

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  • Anmol D'Costa, Urwa - Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Entire Karnataka knows that half of the inflows get into his personal treasury. Rest of the peanuts are for so called developments & pockets!!

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    very good move....now Bande and Sidda have to push this case and also unite the other south Indian states to demand justice in revenue grant from centre...changu and mangu are playing with hard earned money of South Indians...we should get our fair share...the BIMARU states just enjoy by our hard earned money...

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    With Karnataka being the only state from which to enrich, any amount of money won't be sufficient for Congress. Add to that, various schemes to empty the state coffers, DKShi might next suggest setting up the printing press within Vidhan Soudha itself to print currency so that pilferage can go on 24x7, 365 days a year. Look at the Bangalore roads, they are left for nature to give natural justice because Siddu and his cronies in BBMP have misplaced priorities.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Come to your senses first! Kannadigas have evry right to get back the Tax Share from the Central Government which is not doing justice under P.M Modi's rule or tenure! Forget which political party affiliation you belong to.

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  • KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    Dear Narendra Kumar, Mangaluru, If DK Shi has even little evidence of injustice regarding money owed to the state, he would have sent his principal secretary, Karnataka Government to the Supreme court in the first flight out of Bangalore. He is selling injustice to the gullible who themselves are unable to go after data and understand how our system is designed. How come in 2024, this is an issue? It should have been an issue forever if what he is saying is true. Why did he not bring up during that photo-op with PM? People are worried that internet is spreading disinformation. Here the DyCM is spreading and there is no technology involved.

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  • Narendra Kumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Feb 04 2024

    So it is evident that you don't believe our present chief minister of most progressing state of Southern India says day in and day out with journalists with press conferences and we read them that how many letters he has written plus reminders and also meeting the P.M Modi in person. Modi as a modern day Autocrat and not at all as a Democrat not bothered to look into the grievances because he(Modi) lost his face in Karnataka inspite of our north eastern state of Manipur was burning with ethnic violence but both Prime Minister and Home Minister were busy campaigning in Karnataka for election rallies. Tax Money share has to be shared legitimately and that money is not Modi's personal property and not to treat southern progressing states as per whims

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  • Gautam Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    What is the climax of your ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ ?????……Are you pilfering in the open with misplaced promises??????….

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 03 2024

    @KS Mayya, Mangalore/Bangalore, Do you remember, in the Year 2014 chaiwala introduced ₹12/- insurance?! Where is it now?! In Tulu, ಇನ್ಶೂರೆನ್ಸ್ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ಪದ್ರಾಡ್, ಏತೋ ಕರೋಡ್ ಕಿಸೆಟ್ಟ್ ಪಾಡ್ದ್ ಪದ್ರಾಡ್. Day and night People's wallets are looted.

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