Siddaramaiah asks PM to resolve row

Siddaramaiah asks PM to resolve row

Siddaramaiah asks PM to resolve row

He launched a full fledged attack on the Siddaramaiah government here and said it was neck deep in corruption.

The bandh was called to protest the "inaction" by the central and state governments to resolve the Mahadayi river water sharing row.

He also mentioned about his long-time association with late BJP leader Vijaya Raje Scindia and her daughter Yashodhara Raje Scindia, who is now a minister in the Madhya Pradesh government. "It is collected from states", Siddaramaiah said. As BJP is in power in Goa, Mr. Modi should direct the CM there to allow Karnataka to use Mahadayi water in drought-hit areas of North Karnataka, he said. "But we get only 4.65% from the Centre", he said, asking the BJP to answer for this discrepancy.

Siddaramaiah also brought up the 2002 Godhra riots, in reference to Modi's remarks that Karnataka's law and order situation had deteriorated to "ease in murdering". Additionally, Siddaramaiah has been making inroads into the Lingayat camp - a community that accounts for 15 to 17 per cent votes. "We have no hesitation in taking on Modi", said Dinesh Gundu Rao, Working President, KPCC. "The countdown of Congress-mukt Karnataka has already begun". People are seeing how the Congress has run the government this last four years.

"The commendable work in Karnataka, the dignity of Karnataka and the dignity of the people living in Karnataka will be victorious, and the Prime Minister's intentions in Karnataka will be squashed", Tiwari said. "More than 1 crore loans have been sanctioned under Mudra Yojana", Modi said about schemes for the poor.

Siddaramaiah said that he was happy that the Prime Minister was talking about corruption and "invited" him to "walk the talk". "It is a big disrespect to the chair of the prime minister".

Yeddyurappa attacked Siddaramaiah and tweeted that the State had become "No.1 in corruption" under the Congress and has faced over 3,000 farmer deaths, collapse of law and order.

"The Prime Minister had repeated BJP and RSS allegations that more than 20 right-wing party workers had been killed for their politics during Congress rule in the state". The banners were part of a carefully planned strategy by the ruling Congress which sent out the message, "Through a unique model of development, we have scripted several national firsts across key sectors".

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