KPCC chief asks CM to step down

The State is headed towards political instability due to infighting among leaders of the ruling BJP, KPCC chief G Parameshwara said on Thursday. He said Chief Minister Sadananda Gowda must resign and the State must go for mid-term elections.

The KPCC chief was addressing reporters before the convention of the District Congress Scheduled Castes Cell on Thursday. He said the internal bickerings in the party were making it difficult  for the chief minister to discharge his duties.

“State BJP chief Eshwarappa and former chief minister Yeddyurappa are busy trading charges against each other. This has affected developmental works. The government has failed to make honest efforts to tackle drought, even as people in drought-hit taluks are struggling,” he said.

Parameshwara said farmers had suffered huge crop losses due to scanty rainfall in drought-hit areas. Cattle and livestock were the worst-hit. Thousands of villages were reeling under severe drinking water crisis as the groundwater level had depleted considerably in drought-hit areas, he said.

The deputy commissioners in several drought-hit districts were still preparing the action plan which would affect implementation of relief measures.

In the midst of all this, the State government was preparing for another Global Investors Meet next June in Bangalore. Last year, the government had declared that the State had received investments to the tune of Rs four lakh crore in various sectors. “There is confusion among people as to where all the money has been invested. People want to know the exact amount invested by the government,” he said.

“The State government must understand that no investor will evince interest to invest in a politically hostile environment,” he said.

Hinting that the government may collapse due to internal bickerings, Parameshwara called upon Congress workers to be prepared for elections. He rubbished rumours that some party MLAs were joining Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).

To a question on the sidelining of the Lingayat community in the Congress, the KPCC chief said the party never believed in casteist ideology. “The party believes in people’s welfare and mass leadership. The decision of the party high command is final on who becomes chief minister,” he added.

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