Bengaluru: Hitting out at the coalition government in the state, PM Narendra Modi maintained here on Friday that while the people of Karnataka wanted corruption- free governance, it was interested only in “development-free corruption”
Interacting with BJP workers of Belagavi, Dharwad, Bidar, Davangere and Haveri, the PM was critical of CM H.D. Kumaraswamy for waiving crop loans of only a “handful” of farmers.
"Going by media reports, the government has benefited only a handful of farmers with its loan waiver scheme. But those who are in power go around the country, claiming credit for waiving loans of all farmers. Will they also take the credit for farmers" suicides in Karnataka?" he asked.
"Farmers want attention, but those in power in the state are steeped in arrogance and interested only in fighting for Cabinet berths. The common man wants corruption -free governance, but those in power in Karnataka want dynasty rule," Mr Modi charged.
Referring to the recent bonded labourers' incident in Hassan, he blamed it on the state government's "lack of commitment to the welfare of the poor and marginalised.” “I can understand the pain of the people of Karnataka. Every day there is news from Karnataka about who is getting a ministerial post and who is not.
Those in power in Karnataka are playing musical chairs and are not interested in the welfare of the people. The people of Karnataka and India are watching the misrule and maladministration of the coalition government and will soon it a fitting lesson,” he warned....