CM flays Rahul for his comments
Flaying AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for passing comments on the corruption in the State, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda stated that Rahul Gandhi has no moral right to talk about the State, when the UPA government at the Centre itself is involved in several scams.
Speaking to media persons on Sunday, he suggested Rahul Gandhi to look into his party matters rather than passing comments on the BJP-led State government. On UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Rahul’s visit to drought prone areas, the CM insisted that they should not politicise the issue.
“Visiting the drought prone areas and giving statements would not yield anything. If they have real concern for the drought affected people, let the Central government release a special package to the State,” he said.
Responding to a question on the internal conflicts in the BJP, he said that there was no conflict in the party and all the party leaders including Yeddyurappa were honestly working for the party’s victory in the Council elections.
When asked about the protest by the beedi workers, he said that he would hold talks with the Chief Secretary to discuss about the minimum wage fixed by the government for the beedi workers and release the gazette notification within two days.
The CM also said that he would submit a memorandum to the Prime Minister requesting to ban the import of areca nut.
The State government will do its best to protect the interest of the areca growers in the State.