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BJP criticises Kumaraswamy for holidaying abroad

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on December 31, 2018 Published on December 31, 2018

File Photo of Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy   -  The Hindu

This is at a time when the State is reeling under severe drought

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Karnataka took a jibe at Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy for holidaying abroad when State is reeling under drought and farmers are committing suicide.

Addressing reporters, BS Yeddyurappa, Principal Opposition Leader in the Assembly, said: “Farmers in over 150 Taluks in Karnataka are suffering from drought and water crisis, we are hearing farmers are committing suicide, but our Chief Minister has gone to Singapore to celebrate the New Year.”

“Seeing the Chief Minister, his Cabinet colleagues have also left to celebrate. The whole administration has collapsed and no body is there to take stock of the situation,” he said.

On toppling govt

Refuting the allegations that the BJP is trying to topple the Janata Dal Secular-Congress coalition government, Yeddyurappa, who returned to Bengaluru from New Delhi after meeting party central leadership, said his party was not trying to topple the coalition government and was not in touch with the leaders of the Congress or JDS. “There is no need for the BJP to pull down the government as the coalition partners were themselves in a shaky situation after the recent Cabinet expansion and portfolio allocation.”

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Published on December 31, 2018
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