Kumaraswamy supports agitation launched by KRV

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Bangalore, Feb 26 (UNI) Strongly supporting the agitation launched by Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (KRV) activists against the injustice in railway recruitment, former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy warned that the agitation may take a different turn if action was not initiated to solve their grievances.

Addressing a JD(S) convention here, he said the issues would be raised during the Assembly election campaign.

Coming down heavily on national parties, Mr Kumaraswamy alleged that the Centre always rendered injustice to Karnataka in the river Krishna and Cauvery water sharing issue.

''Always either it is Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh, which benefitted in Cauvery and Krishna water dispute by applying their political pressure on the Centre,'' he alleged.

''We can not expect justice from either Sonia Gandhi or L K Advani,'' Mr Kumaraswamy said.

Charging that iron ore worth thousands of crore was being mined out from the state in Bellary district, Mr Kumaraswamy said a handful of mine owners had amassed wealth of over Rs 2,600 to 3,000 crore by emptying mines every year.

Mr Kumaraswamy said ''all mines in Karnataka will be nationalised in the interests of the state if my party comes to power in the coming elections.'' He said the JD(S) was expected to win a minimum 120 to 130 assembly seats in the coming elections.


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