HDK flays Yeddyurappa govt

Poor response to the former chief ministers campaigning

Addressing a campaign meeting at Hulibele in Bangarpet, he said: ‘voters should reject BJP that is buying the legislators of the other parties with the black money acquired through looting the resources of the State. The party is responsible for the byelections in the State.”

Criticising Chief Minister Yeddyurappa throughout his speech, Kumaraswamy said that Yeddyurappa had never understood the problems of the farmers. “There was shootout when farmers demanded fertilisers. Lathicharge when labourers demanded their rightful wages under MGNREGS. Though farmers have dumped tomatoes on the roads following price crash, no action has been taken till today,” he added.

Kumaraswamy said: “however, the CM is busy in looting the resources of the State and buying the MLAs of the other partys with the same money. This has now led to the series of byelections in the State. There are funds to give widow or oldage pension has the ministers are busy filling their pocket.”

Tense moments

Tense moments were witnessed at an election campaign meeting of the JD(S), when the party candidate Venkateshappa launched a scathing attack on Congress candidate K M Narayanaswamy, but had good words to say about the BJP candidate.

“Narayanaswamy, who was a pauper till recently, has become a crorepati overnight. Please don’t vote for him. If you elect him, he will remain inaccessible to the voters. I know how to tackle him,” Venkateshappa said. Party State president H D Kumaraswamy was taken aback by Venkateshappa’s words.

When some in the audience took objection to Venkateshappa attacking Narayanaswamy, there was a tense situation for some time. “How did you earn so much money? Give us the details. If you are supporting the BJP, why are you contesting as a JD(S) candidate?” they said.

However, the situation returned to normalcy after the others in the audience consoled them.  

Poor response

Though wide publicity was given to Kumaraswamy’s visit, the response from the voters was very poor as many stayed indoors and didn’t even bother to look at the passing cavalcade of passing political leaders.

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