B S Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka has said that the farm loans as promised by him would be waived off. Addressing the media following a Cabinet meeting, he said that he had directed the chief secretary to look into the issue and give him details about the same.
I had assured the farmer that we would waive off their loans. This decision would be finalised by tomorrow morning, Yeddyurappa also said. I will deliver on that promise, he also assured.
On the trust vote, he said that he was fully confident. I wish to ask the MLAs to ask their inner voices as to who the mandate in Karnataka was for. I am sure they will chose wisely he also said.
I thank the 6 crore voters of Karnataka. They have installed a people's government. I regret that the Congress and JD(S) have formed an unholy alliance after the elections although they have been rejected by the people. I seek the support of all the legislators. However the matter is before the Supreme Court and I don't want to discuss this issue. I will win the trust vote and rule for five years. I will not wait for 15 days, I may convene session sooner, Yeddyurappa also said.
On the Cabinet expansion, he said that there was no date fixed as yet. He said that that the new Cabinet would be sworn in at a grand ceremony. There will be four lakh people and it would take place in the presence of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah.