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Kumaraswamy demands rollback of bus fare hike

Bangalore, June 22, 2013, DHNS : 1:51 IST
Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly H D Kumaraswamy on Saturday demanded the State government to rollback the recent bus fare hike and also drop its proposal to open new liquor shops.

Addressing a press conference in Bangalore, Kumaraswamy said the State government on one hand was promising the poor rice at Re one per kg and on the other was burdening the same section of society and the common man with a hefty hike in KSRTC and BMTC bus fares.

“I fail to understand the dual policy of the government. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah announced the Re one rice scheme unilaterally even before the Cabinet was formed. Today, the government is talking about stopping rice to Above Poverty Line (APL) families to fund the Re 1 rice for BPL families. Lakhs of APL card holders will be burdened by this decision,” Kumaraswamy said.

The JD(S) leader felt the bus fare hike was unwarranted as the State economy was doing well. He also demanded that the government slash cess on petrol with immediate effect.
He urged Siddaramaiah not to give permission to open new liquor stores stating that the move would be detrimental to the very fabric of society.

He felt that the revenue from excise department had reached a saturation point and the new measure will not increase revenue. On the gangrape of a medical student in Manipal, Kumaraswamy demanded that the government take steps to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

He accused a few ministers of trying to get publicity by conducting surprise inspections on hospitals and pulling up the doctors and staff members. “How can the doctors and staff maintain the hospitals when the government has not been providing them with sufficient grants,” he asked.

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