HASSAN: Coming down heavily on the Congress party, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president J P Nadda on Tuesday said that the former appeases a particular religion, hampers the law and order situation while expressing hope that the people of Karnataka will support BJP.
Addressing a district booth committee meeting here on Tuesday, he said, “Under the Congress rule, there was a divide-and-rule environment. The Congress appeases a particular religion and hampers the law and order situation. I hope the people of Karnataka will support BJP and let Basavaraj Bommai continue serving the people of the state”.
Nadda hit out at the Congress leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah saying that the latter has excelled in disturbing law and order and promoting appeasement. “Siddaramaiah has excelled in disturbing law and order and continuing with appeasement. It is evident from the fact that Siddaramaiah’s government withdrew over 170 cases against PFI cadres who were accused of disturbing peace and law and order and released hundreds of accused from jail”, he said.
Lauding the work done by BJP in the state, he said that the government has done the work of doing good to the Dalits, increasing their reservation on the land of Karnataka. “The welfare of Karnataka, the welfare of the people of Karnataka, the welfare of all sections of Karnataka… Our government has done the work of doing good to our Dalits, increasing reservation for them in Karnataka. Our aim is to connect the society of Karnataka with development”, Nadda said.
The party chief asserted that the welfare of the poor, downtrodden, youth, farmers and women was assured as a result of the pro-people policies of the Modi government. “I am also glad that B S Yediyurappa and Basavaraj Bommai carried forward and supported pro-poor policies through their successive budgets”, he said.
Highlighting the various welfare schemes implemented in the state, he said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has implemented the schemes in line with PM Narendra Modi’s vision for a better Karnataka. “From supporting Swachhta Abhiyan to providing scholarships to children of farmers, the Karnataka government, under Bommai ji, ensured adequate implementation of welfare schemes in the state in line with PM Modi’s vision for a better Karnataka”, said Nadda.
“In the automobile industry, India has left Japan behind and is now placed third, only behind the USA and China. In steel production, the country is in second position. India provides medicines to 200 countries and is making 97 per cent of mobile phones in the world to support Make in India”, he noted.
Reflecting on the state budget presented by CM Bommai, he said that it presents a clear picture of reforms for inclusive development. “This year’s budget has provisions for empowering youth, restoring rights to farmers, providing assistance to women as well as support girl students to pursue technical education”, he said. (ANI)