Udupi, Oct 31, 2018: Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, said that the BJP is dreaming that the JD(S)-Congress coalition government would fall after the bypolls.
Addressing an election rally for the forthcoming Shimoga by-elections, at Trasi, on Tuesday, the chief minister expressed his dissatisfaction over the ’cheap propaganda by the opposition to defame the coalition government’.
Kumaraswamy accused BJP leaders of resorting to various tactics to defame the coalition government.
"Sadly, they are ignorant about the fact that the coalition government is here to complete its full term--with the support of the people," he added.
The CM alleged that people in coastal districts were being misled in the name of “dharma.” He urged people not to be swayed by ’BJP’s communal politics’.
’Divide and rule policy’
"BJP is following a divide and rule policy" said Kumaraswamy and called upon the people to be wise.
He assured that if there was any harm caused to Hindu religion; it would be he, along with people, that would save “dharma.”
"The communal hate (BJP is spreading) is absolutely disgusting. People should be aware of BJP’s agenda. It is trying to divide people in the name of religion. From Ullal to Karwar, BJP is trying to make the coastal region a hotbed of communal politics, he alleged.
The CM said that the coalition government intended to initiate stringent measures against the ’communal hate created by the BJP’.
Asserting that the by-election results would be a decisive factor for national politics, the chief minister assured better facilities to the poor.
"It is essential for voters to support the coalition government and strengthen the secular environment in state," he appealed.
Take action against Udupi MLA, CM tells DC
Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy directed Udupi Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis to initiate action against Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat for staging a protest against the sand crisis even when the model code of conduct was in force.
He told media persons here, on Tuesday, that the opposition was attempting to politicise the sand issue.
“There are legal hurdles to be dealt with,” he said and recollected that in the previous three to four meetings conducted exclusively on sand crisis there seemed no immediate solution as the issue was complicated.
He said there was no sand crisis when he was in power in 2006. The problem was created by BJP in the state.
“Udupi deputy commissioner is innocent and she is adhering to the court order,” Kumaraswamy said.
The central government had imposed certain restrictions, he said.
There are 93 sand miners whose ancestors were also into the traditional sand mining. The deputy commissioner is set to issue the clearance for these 93 sand miners. But BJP is insisting that permission should be given to all the 171 licence holders, which is not fair, he said.
Kumaraswamy said earlier the sand, which was extracted, was available only to the rich.
The state government had decided to impose certain restrictions so that the poor people can get sand at reasonable cost in order to construct houses, the chief minister added.