BSY assures farmers to waive off weavers' loan

BJP State President and party’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa has said that he would waive off the loans of weavers within a month on coming to power in the State.

Speaking during the district-level weavers’ meeting at Banahatti in Bagalkot district on Friday, he asked the voters of the constituency to vote for Siddu Savadi considering as if they are voting for him (Yeddyurappa).

He claimed that farmers and weavers are like his two eyes. He assured that he would give the same priority to Terdal constituency like his Shikaripur constituency in terms of development.

He said that there is a wave in favour of BJP in the State as people have appreciated the work of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He sought the help of people of Karnataka to fulfill the dreams of prime minister Modi of making Karnataka ‘Congress mukth’ State.

Speaking on the occasion, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council K S Eshwarappa said, though the State government had announced Rs 120 crore package for the weavers, they could spend only Rs 66 crore. “Not a single paisa of the Rs 90 crore insurance amount has been released,” he said.

Member of Parliament Shobha Karandlaje charged that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s contribution to the welfare of weavers is zero, while in their party manifesto, he had promised of ‘wonderland’ to the weavers. “Name one scheme of Congress government in favour of weavers,” she challenged. On the chief minister who tried to kindle Modi’s ‘Mann ki bath’ by saying that he (Siddaramaiah) does ‘Kaam ki bath’, Shobha asked the weavers to question the State government as to what work have they done for weavers and also what work had the government given to them.

She said, if the BJP government comes to power, they would provide loan to both power looms and hand looms at zero per cent interest rate. The weavers will also be provided free electricity.

She said under the Vidya Vikas scheme, there has been large scale corruption in purchasing of uniforms by the government. She also charged that in the name of Ahinda, the chief minister came to power but he has completely neglected them.

“The chief minister is lying to the people of Karnataka. During a Valmiki Jayanthi programme, he had said that he would increase the reservation limit to 70% for the suppressed people. However, this cannot be done as the Supreme Court order bars any government from providing more than 50% reservation”, she said.

MP B Sriramulu, Ramesh Jigjinagi, P C Gaddigowdar, Lakshman Savadi and others were present.

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