Hubballi: An aggressive proponent of Hindutva, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, - the star attraction at the BJP’s Parivarthana rally here on Thursday - accused the Siddaramaiah government of disrespecting people’s sentiments and promoting the consumption of cow meat in the state.
Also accusing it of taking no action to stop the killings of Hindu activists in Karnataka, he claimed there was a total breakdown of law and order in the state. “The government here is involved in divisive politics by celebrating Tipu Jayanti and ignoring eminent saints and freedom fighters. While the Congress is dividing people on caste and religion lines there is safety for all people in BJP-ruled states,” the firebrand UP CM contended, recalling that state BJP chief, B S Yeddyurappa had launched the Bhagyalakshmi scheme to help people of all castes when he was CM.
Going on to explain the various schemes of the Modi government for the development of Karnataka, he said it had released in three years as much funds as the previous UPA government had for the state during a decade. “The Centre has undertaken projects worth over Rs 10,000 crore in Karnataka. So it’s important to bring the BJP back to power in the state to give development impetus,” he declared.
Claiming that the state government was diverting funds meant for development to meet the election expenditure of the Congress in the country, he said, “The BJP is in power in 19 states in the country. But the Congress is ruling in only two states. It is therefore utilising all government funds for elections.”...