BJP will come to power in state: Ananth Kumar

BJP will come to power in state: Ananth Kumar

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar said that there is no confusion over BJP coming back to power in Karnataka in the Legislative Assembly election next year.

Speaking to mediapersons after addressing BJP workers here on Saturday, he said voters in Karnataka are disappointed with Congress and are looking forward to next Assembly election. Good governance is the need of the hour in the state, he said.

Ananth Kumar said the state government is posing hurdles in the implementation of Centrally-assisted schemes in Karnataka. The government is not cooperating with the Centre. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah lacks the statemanship of former chief minister J H Patel and S M Krishna. The State government is engaged in levelling false charges against the Centre, he criticised. 

To a question on Janasanjeevini generic drug outlets, the minister said, “We are asking the sate government to purchase the generic drugs from us instead of purchasing from the open market. The state government should not engage in business in the name of Janasanjeevini generic drug outlets.” 

Ananth Kumar said urea is not being diverted to industries or sold in the black market after the Centre introduced neem coated urea. 

He said Congress is losing its base in Dakshina Kannada district. Rajya Sabha member Oscar Fernandes is in a semi-retirement stage while Veerappa Moily has migrated from the district and senior leader B Janardhana Poojary has revolted in the party, he said sarcastically.

The Union government is planning a month-long celebrations on completing third year in power from May 24 to June 24. The BJP MPs will travel to various parts of the country to create awareness on the welfare programmes of the Union government. Senior Ministers have been told to be prepared to respond to people’s questions on their work and that of the government. In addition, each MP has been told to stay in a village in one gram panchayat for three days during the period, he said.