PM released Rs 771 cr to state's farm sector: BJP

The state BJP said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released Rs 771.44 crore to the agriculture sector in Karnataka in the past three years.

The funds released by the Centre to Karnataka as flood relief since 2014 amounted to around Rs 4,500 crore. There has been no shortage of fertiliser in the country after Modi assumed office. In addition, the price has come down by Rs 5,000 per tonne, the BJP said.

Without ascertaining these facts, Congress leaders, including senior leader Prithviraj Chavan, have been making “casual remarks” against Modi, the BJP said.

BJP spokesmen Vaman Acharya and Ashwathnarayana, addressing the media, said Chavan has no moral right to criticise Modi. When Digvijaya Singh was the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, 24 farmers had died in police firing, they pointed out.

The BJP leaders said that like the Congress, even the JD(S) has been criticising the BJP for the Haveri firing. But the JD(S) should not forget that eight persons had died in the unrest after the demise of film actor Rajkumar. At that time, H D Kumaraswamy was the chief minister, they pointed out.

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