HDK appeals to farmers not to commit suicide

HDK appeals to farmers not to commit suicide

Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy. DH file photo.

Assuring the agrarian community of protecting their interests, Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday appealed to the farmers not to take the drastic step.

Addressing the gathering, during the inaugural ceremony of Dasara-2018, he said, “The coalition government in the state is committed to protect the welfare of the farming community and the poor as well. The government is yours. We are making prompt efforts for the welfare of farmers and the poor. Have faith in in the government” Kumaraswamy said.

Kumaraswamy added, he is not handling the chief minister’s position with joy as the farmers and the poor in distress.

“I am not a politician basically. I never thought of entering politics. But, I entered politics and became chief minister twice, accidentally. I have prayed the goddess to give me strength to serve the people,” he said.

District in-charge Minister G T Devegowda said, the coalition government has introduced several pro-people programmes.

“The chief minister has announced a budgetary allocation of Rs 545 crore to provide drinking water in the region. Similarly, Rs 500 crore is earmarked for the development of Mysuru and Rs 6.85 crore to provide drinking water to the villages under Chamundi Hill Gram Panchayat,” he said.

Stop Mahisha Dasara: MP

MP Pratap Simha said, a few organisations have been celebrating Mahisha Dasara since a few years atop the Chamundi Hill. Mahisha is a demon and the government should not allow them to celebrate Mahisha Dasara.

Without taking the name of Tipu Sultan, the MP said, the Mysuru state suffered between 1761 and 1799, so the government should stop celebrating tyrants.