Poll is between good and bad: T M Shahid

The upcoming election is a fight between the good and the bad, T M Shahid, KPCC observer, said on Thursday.

He said that the coalition government in the state is being secular in its practices, while the BJP-led Central government is backing communal ideologies. “The developmental programmes implemented by the state government will guarantee victory for the candidates field by the Congress – JD(S) coalition,” he stressed.

Shahid accused the MLAs and MP from Kodagu of not having responded to the woes of the people. “The voters will teach the elected representatives a befitting lesson in the elections. The Congress – JD(S) coalition candidate Vijayshankar will win with a huge margin of votes in the Mysore – Kodagu constituency,” he predicted.

Privatisation

“The Central government is laying its trust on privatisation and has been strangulating the public institutions to death. All the government institutions are transforming into private entities. The employees of public enterprises are facing financial crises as they are not being paid regularly by the government,” he pointed out.

The KPCC observer expressed his confidence on the Congress gaining a strong presence in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala as AICC president Rahul Gandhi is contesting from Wayanad.

Former MLC Arun Machaiah said that the farmers were not receiving subsidy from the Centre for the past five years. “In contrast, during the UPA government’s tenure, subsidies had been released to farmers for different agricultural activities,” he added.

Least benefit

“An agriculturist has least benefited from the Central government,” Machaiah pointed out.

Block Congress president Titira Dharmaja, Congress Minority Cell president Abdul Rehman and Backward Classes Cell president Sara Chengappa were present at the press meet.

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