Moily calls for State Cong rejig

Speaking to Deccan Herald here on Saturday, Moily said the party has failed to convince the people about the shortcomings of the BJP government. “We are opposing for the sake of opposition. This should go.”

On the election of senior leader Siddaramaiah as Opposition leader in the Legislative Assembly, Moily said the Congress high command has kept its promise.

“Now it is up to him to take all sections of society along. He should take everybody into confidence”.

The former chief minister said the Congress “is wedded” to social justice. “In the Congress, there is no place religion or caste-based politics. Social equality is the mantra. We need social engineering. Congress leaders should not indulge in backward caste politics. They should rather become leaders of ‘backward classes’ and not of ‘backward castes’. Then the Congress will come back. A feeling of alienation should not be created (among any community). I won from the Chikballapur Lok Sabha constituency because I took everybody along. There was no caste politics. I got votes from all the communities and there lies the Congress’ strength. “The Congress attempted to copy the BJP and that’s one of the major reasons we failed in the last few elections. We lost support of many communities. The Congress ideology is all inclusive and it is our strength,” Moily said.

About the internal bickering in the BJP government, the minister said the government may collapse and elections may be held any time.

“However, this does not mean that we should look forward to it. We should build the party with that approach. The collapse of a government should not be a substitute to build the party. It has to be built on its own strength”.

He described state government as one of the worst governments in recent times. “There is hardly any governance. The plan performance has fallen by 24 per cent. This has never happened in the state’s history. The government has failed to utilise fully the funds for welfare and developmental programmes.

“In Karnataka, the law and order is a casualty. No investment is coming. Even after the elections, the BJP government is not thinking of development. Operation Kamala is continuing even now. They should leave politics aside and think of development”.
He said the Centre would support the state in all developmental works. “We are here to support pro-state steps”.

 DH News Service

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