Opposition hailing us for good work, says: Gowda

Claims govt lauded for rapid strides in development

The Opposition parties are all praise for the development projects launched by former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, according to his successor, D V Sadananda Gowda.

Speaking at the convention of BJP workers from Bangalore Rural division here on Friday, the chief minister claimed that the Opposition parties had been admitting that the BJP government made rapid strides in development - those which had not been achieved in decades together.

Gowda substantiated his claim with an incident. He said Devanahalli legislator Venkataswamy (Congress) sang paeans on Yeddyurappa in the presence of Union Minister M Veerappa Moily. He had said that no government had released as much money as the BJP dispensation did, for development of Devanahalli. The State government released Rs 350 crore for Devanahalli.

“What better example do you want for the good governance of the BJP government?” Gowda questioned.

The chief minister said BJP had been conducting conventions at constituencies and districts where it was weak or had no elected representatives. The objective of the convention is to galvanise the party from grassroot level. The efforts of the party cadres would be amply rewarded if the BJP succeeds in opening its account in Chikkaballapur district, he said.

Gowda said the present government would complete its full term beyond any doubt and the BJP would come into power again if the party workers succeed in disseminating information on the good work done by the present government.

Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa said the Congress legislator from Bagepalli had been claiming credit for sanction of 2,500 houses to the taluk, while it was actually done by the BJP government. He said Union Minister Veerappa Moily and the Congress legislator had been claiming credit for all development work in Bagepalli.

Labour minister B N Bachegowda said JD(S) would now become a ‘party of grandsons.’ “Deve Gowda was at the helm of the party and later his son became the chief minister.

The wife of Kumaraswamy too came to politics. Now it’s the turn of grandson of Deve Gowda,” he chided. He also termed Congress as a party promoting dynastic politics.

The minister claimed that Congress and JD(S) had no future and BJP was the only viable alternative in the coming days.

Textile Minister Varthur Prakash appealed voters of Chikkaballapaur to elect a BJP candidate. He suggested Ravinarayana Reddy, the district unit president of the BJP as the candidate.

State party president K S Eshwarappa while speaking to reporters, said that all was well in BJP. He said it was only the media that had been projecting dissidence in the party.

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