Govt has failed to instil confidence in farmers: MP

The State government has failed to tackle drought-like situation in the State. To wake up the government from its deep slumber, the BJP will organise ‘Raitha Chaitanya Yatre’ from Haveri on Monday, said Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje.

Speaking to mediapersons in Kadur on Sunday, she said that farmers in the State were in distress and were ending their lives. The government has failed instil confidence in farmers. In spite of urging the government to direct banks not to issue notices to the farmers, who have failed to repay the loan, it has failed to do so, Shobha said.

The yatre will be held under the leadership of former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa.
The yatre will travel across the State for 13 days. Apart from instilling confidence, there is also a need to assess situation in drought-hit taluks, she said.

‘All depts are inactive’

“All the government departments are inactive in the State. The State government has failed to take up development works,” Shobha said.

The MP said that the State government should not issue notification on Project Tiger. The government should conserve the existing forest and should try to increase the green cover.

“We will not politicise the issue of drought and language of the land. We will continue to support the State government in its development activities,” the MP said.

Law and order

Stating that law and order in the State had deteriorated, the MP said that the murder of Kannada scholar and researcher, M M Kalburgi, by unidentified men at his residence, speaks of the law and order situation.

“Two youth have shot dead the writer. A fearful situation has been created in the State. There is no one to control the police. The home minister has failed to perform his responsibility. The police should arrest the assailants at the earliest.”

The audacious act has left the Kannada literary world in shock. It is also a deep loss to the literary world, she said.

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