Let BJP MPs get farm loans waived off if they are able, says CM

“Is it not true that the State has waived off loans of 22 lakh farmers of the State, Mr Jagadish Shettar? Is it also not true that the State government is giving milk for five days a week to every school going child? Is giving Rs 5 incentive to per litre milk to each one engaged in dairy farming, and construction of 1.74 lakh Krishi hondas in the State a white lie, Mr Shettar?”

Throughout his speech at the Belagavi divisional-level benefits distribution convention and Mahiti Utsav held in Dharwad on Monday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah took pot shots at Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar.

He posed a number of questions in a sarcastic manner to the BJP leader. “The most famous achievement of BJP leaders is ‘zero achievement’. Several times, I have invited BJP leaders to have an open debate on the achievements of our government and their government. But no BJP leader has dared to turn up”, the CM said.

Mission 150 chant
Not sparing BJP State President B S Yeddyurappa, Mr Siddaramaiah recalled that when Ugrappa had demanded farm loan waiver in the Legislative Council in 2010, Mr Yeddyurappa who was the chief minister then had asked if they had a note printing machine. But now, Mr Yeddyurappa says that he will picket the Vidhan Soudha if the loans are not waived. “His attitude is like ‘Uttara Kumara’”, the CM mocked.

“Mr Yeddyurappa, who used to chant the ‘Mission 150’ slogan seems to have lost enthusiasm now. His mission has now sized down to 50. Along with telling voters that he had given cycles and sarees, Mr Yeddyurappa has to tell that his government also has the credit of its corrupt leaders going to jail and watching blue films in the Assembly”, Siddaramaiah said ironically.

Freedom fighter Tipu
Taking a jibe at Mr Yeddyurappa, who had once worn the costume of Tipu and lauded his contributions on occasion of Tipu Jayanthi, and was now terming Tipu as anti-national, Mr Siddaramaiah said, the BJP leaders know how to twist history very well. But they do not know that history cannot be changed.

Mr Siddaramaiah said, when Mr Yeddyurappa joined the KJP, he vowed that he would never return to BJP. But what he did in reality?

Along with verbal jibes, Mr Siddaramaiah’s body language drew whistles and claps
from those gathered at the venue.
DH News Service

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