Chamarajanagara, Apr 3 (UNI) Janata Dal(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy today urged the people of Karnataka to elect a regional party like JD(S) in the coming Assembly polls as the national parties had failed to safeguard their interests.
Addressing rallies at various places in Chamarajanagara district, he said such parties had deprived the backward regions in the state of projects including irrigation.
Criticising the BJP for taking credit for schemes launched by the previous coalition government, he alleged that Mr Yeddyurappa had actually tried to scuttle schemes like loan waiver, ban on arrack and lottery.
He sought the Centre's immediate intervention in Hogenakkal issue to stop ''bad blood'' between the people of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
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