KPCC flays BJP government for Fertiliser fiasco

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Bangalore, Jun 21 (UNI) Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly Mallikarjuna Kharge today alleged that to cover up his government's failure on fertilisers shortage issue, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa was trying to shift the blame to the Centre.

Addressing newspersons here Mr Kharge, who is also the President of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Commitee (KPCC), alleged that the BJP government in the state had done nothing to prevent the incidents of farmer suicide. It was only blaming the Centre for the scarify of fertilisers.

Hitting out at the Chief Minister's allegation that opposition parties conspired against his government on the agitation by farmers on fertilisers issue, Mr Kharge wondered who was responsible for the suicide of a farmer in the Mr Yeddyorappa's constituency itself.

Denying that Congress in the state was politicising the farmers suicide and fertilisers issue, he urged the Chief Minister to take corrective steps if any errors had been committed during Governor's rule and ensure that farmers get sufficient fertilisers to meet their requirement.

The KPCC President also flayed BJP ministers for describing farmers who were ending their lives as 'drunkards and anti-social elements'.

Replying to questions he clarified that the recent understanding with JD(S) on Rajya Sabha polls will not be expanded to any future elections. ''It was Party's high command decision and everybody should abide by it,'' he added.


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