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CM Siddaramaiah expresses confidence of party coming to power in K’taka again


(G.N.S) Dt. 26
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who launched a broadside against the BJP and the JD(S) said that the forthcoming Assembly elections in the State will be a clash of secular, communal and opportunistic politics.
He was speaking at the Janashirvada Rally at the Maharaja’s College Grounds here on Sunday. “There are three political parties which are in fray prominently and the three parties have their own agenda and ideology. The Congress is secular party committed to the welfare of all people, while BJP is communal. The JD(S) is a family-oriented party engaged in opportunistic politics,” Mr. Siddarmaiah said, urging the public to factor in these issues before supporting any party in the elections.
Exuding confidence that the Congress would come to power again, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and State BJP leader B.S. Yedduyrappa were all aware that BJP could not win the elections in Karnataka and had become desperate. The JD(S) would get at the most 25 seats and it would wait for an opportunity to join hands with the party with the highest seats in a bid to be part of the government, he said.
– 158 assurances
The CM said that he had been in active politics for many years and if there was any government that had fulfilled all its assurances given in the 2013 election manifesto, it was the Congress government. He said that he had fulfilled 158 of 165 assurances given in the manifesto and the government was on the verge of fulfilling the remaining few promises.
– Loan waiver
Launching a diatribe against JD(S) aupremo and former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, Mr. Siddaramaiah criticised the statements of both Mr. Deve Gowda and his son H.D. Kumaraswamy, the former CM, who had said that the JD(S) would waive off all the loans of farmers in scheduled banks and co-operative banks. He asked why they had not waived off the loans when they were Chief Ministers of Karnataka, and added that the people of Karnataka were mature enough and could not be fooled by false assurances.
The Congress government had waived off farm loans to the tune of ₹8,165 crore, he said. The previous Manmohan Singh government at the Centre had waived off farm loans of 72,000 crore.
Mr. Siddaramaiah said Mr. Deve Gowda had repeatedly said that his last wish was to make Mr. Kumaraswamy CM and he challenged him to announce that Dalit or a minority leader for the post if the JD(S) came to power. He also criticised the Union government for not waiving off the loans of farmers and said that the PM was keen on bailing out industrialists and farmers.
Mr. Siddaramaiah said that the Union government had assured that it would bring back the black money deposited in foreign countries and deposit at least ₹15 lakh of rupees in everyone’s account. He said that not even ₹15 was deposited in anyone’s account so far and no effort was made to bring back the black money.
He also criticised the PM for not sticking to his promise of creating over two crore jobs every year and said the PM had failed miserably on all fronts and he had not even fulfilled any of his promises.

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