Polls driving CM to launch development works: HDK

Polls driving CM to launch development works: HDK

Former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was launching various developmental works in a hurry to attract voters ahead of the ZP, TP polls.

Addressing mediapersons here, Kumaraswamy said that the chief minister and his ministers were in ‘sleep mode’ and had failed to launch any pro-people programmes in the last two and a half years.

On the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) to provide irrigation facility to drought-hit regions in North Karnataka, Kumaraswamy wondered how the government would earmark Rs 30,000 crore for the project in its remaining term, when it has failed to invest at least Rs 800 crore in 2015-16.

No alliance

He said that the party would contest independently in all the 30 districts in the upcoming elections to the zilla and taluk panchayats. Kumaraswamy said that the JD(S) would not join hands with any national party (Congress or BJP) in any election.

“The JD(S) has been preparing well in advance for the elections. The party leaders have been holding meetings with local leaders for the past five days. JD(S) national president Deve Gowda has visited Hyderabad-Karnataka region, while I am holding party workers’ meetings in other parts of the State,” he said.

‘Sure of majority’

“We will get a majority in 18 ZPs and will win 30 seats in Mysuru district,” the former chief minister said.

Kumaraswamy said that the Congress was trying to get the elections postponed as it had failed to undertake development works ever since it came to power.

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