Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a blistering attack on the six-months-old JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, accusing that it was interested only in “development-free corruption”.
Interacting with BJP booth-level activists from Karnataka through video conference, as part of party’s ‘Mera Booth Sabse Mazboot’ programme, he deplored that people of Karnataka want corruption-free government, but Karnataka government want development-free corruption.
He termed the loan waiver promise given by chief minister H D Kumaraswamy as the “most cruel joke” on farmers. Responding to a question about farm distress and farmers suicide in the state, Modi said only a handful of agriculturists benefited from the government’s loan waiver programme. “Those who go around the country claiming credit for the farm loan waiver will they also take the blame for farmers suicide?” he asked.
Moreover, prime minister also said that people of Karnataka had reposed faith in the BJP and it was the duty of the party workers to become the voice of people if the government was neglecting their welfare.
“It seems people in power in Karnataka are playing the game of musical chair. When people in power are not interested in the welfare of people, it is the duty of our workers to become the voice of people,” he said, referring to reported strains between the ruling coalition partners.