Major parties busy mudslinging, real issues ignored: Yadav

Major parties busy mudslinging, real issues ignored: Yadav

Yogendra Yadav

Swaraj India National President Yogendra Yadav said that all major political parties are busy mudslinging and are ignoring the real issues of the state. He was speaking at an interaction organised by the Press Trust, here on Sunday.

He said all major political parties are busy making allegations and counter allegations. Not a single party is speaking about issues haunting farmers, those related to river water sharing or the condition of border districts.

"There is a need to conduct a campaign to educate voters to cast their votes after assessing the achievements of the state government and the Centre," he said.  

He said it is surprising that neither the failure of Central government's promise to create two crore jobs and the state government's promise to create 50 lakh jobs were raised at public meetings.

He said Swaraj India has fielded 11 candidates in Karnataka elections.

Referring to the priorities of the party, he said fixing prices for agriculture produce by law, implementation of irrigation projects and creation of drought-free state were in the party manifesto.

Replying to a query, he said the party has fielded Darshan Puttanniah, son of farmer leader late K S Puttanniah from Melukote constituency.

He also made it clear that the party had extended support to Congress due to its regard for Puttanniah, though there is no pre-poll alliance with Congress.