Party affairs: Revanna rules out rift with Kumaraswamy

Party affairs: Revanna rules out rift with Kumaraswamy

Criticises state government for not assisting coconut farmers

Former minister and MLA H D Revanna brushed aside reports published in a section of the media that there was difference of opinion between himself and his brother H D Kumaraswamy.

Addressing a press meet here on Sunday, he said, former prime minister and his father H D Deve Gowda is the supremo of the party and he will select the State unit president of the party after holding discussions with legislators.

Rumours are being spread by the media that the president would be imposed by the family. But, in fact, it was stressed that Kumaraswamy should continue as party president in a legislators’ meeting held recently. However, a final decision would be taken by H D Deve Gowda, he said.

By-polls

“Our alliance with the BJP proved expensive for us in the Lok Sabha by-polls, as we lost both the seats. If we had not joined hands with them, they would have forged an alliance with the Congress. MLA D K Shivakumar had even knocked on the doors of the BJP in this regard”, he said.

Projects

Ridiculing the working style of the State government, Revanna said, Congress, which boasts of Anna Bhagya and Ksheera Bhagya should also help the farmers who are reeling under loss in Hassan district, as more than 40 lakh coconut trees have withered.

A Central team visited the taluks, but, the ruling party is yet to submit a report in this regard, he criticised.

Complaining about the lackadaisical approach of the Cesc officials in solving power woes, he alleged that the officials do not respond without bribe. If this continues, it would be inevitable to stage a stir, he warned.

Veterinary college

Following reports in the media about cancellation of recognition to veterinary colleges in Hassan and Shimoga, Deve Gowda has taken up the issue with the Central Minister and the problem would be solved in a couple of days. However, the State government should release funds for these colleges, he stressed.

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