Belagavi: The Janata Dal(S) will launch its North karnataka campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in 2018 through its ‘Kumara Parva 2018' rally in Belagavi on Tuesday. JD(S) state unit president H.D. Kumaraswamy has already hit the campaign trail in a chariot and will inaugurate Kumara Parva at a function to be held at the CPEd Ground at 12 noon in which about 35,000 people are expected to take part.
The JDS members will welcome a padayatra, headed by MLA A.S. Patil Nadahalli which will enter Belagavi after having taken off from Raichur. Nadahalli, after he was sacked from the Congress party has joined the JD(S) and aspires to contest from Muddebihal constituency. Former Union Minister Babagouda Patil will also be joining JD(S) at Tuesday's function along with all his supporters from Belagavi Rural constituency.
Meanwhile, JD(S) State President Mr H.D. Kumaraswamy has sought a White Paper on money spent in the irrigation department. Speaking to reporters in Belagavi on Monday, Mr Kumaraswamy charged that the state government had done nothing during the last four years and at least now, the government had to reply on crucial issues.
The farmers are the worst hit due to drought and flood. Besides, the price fixation for sugarcane, groundnut, jowar and other agriculture produce has not been done. The government has not yet announced the support price and farmers are in distress. In such circumstances, it was important that the last winter session should debate on these issues, he said. The government should also table a White Paper on the irrigation department-how much money was released, how much was spent and how much work has taken place. On this basis the debate on farmers should be taken up, he added.