Karnataka government made Governor lie when terrorist activities are on the rise: BJP

Hatred against Hindus and terrorist activities are on the rise, but the government painted a picture of peace and harmony claimed the party.


Published Feb 12, 2024 | 8:52 PMUpdated Feb 12, 2024 | 8:53 PM

Karnataka government made Governor lie when terrorist activities are on the rise: BJP

Opposition BJP in Karnataka on Monday, 12 February, accused the Congress government of making Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot “speak lies” in his customary address to both Houses of Legislature.

The party alleged that it has portrayed the previous BJP government’s programmes as its own.

Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly R Ashoka and former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai made the charge after the Governor’s address at the beginning of the budget session.

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’Made Governor speak lies’

“The Congress government has made the Governor speak lies in his address. The Congress has portrayed the schemes brought by the previous BJP government and the schemes of the Union government as its own,” Ashoka said.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, he said, “Although they (the Congress) claim that they have brought five guarantees, the ‘Yuva Nidhi’ scheme has not yet reached the hands of the unemployed youth. They say they have given drought relief, but compensation should not be paid in instalments. The previous BJP government had given the compensation to farmers in one go.”

There is no mention of the ₹25,000 compensation that was sought for drought-affected farmers, but instead, allegations are being levelled against the Union government, he added.

Further noting that the Shivamogga Airport was completed when the BJP government was in power, the Metro Rail Project is from the Union government, and the Jal Jeevan Mission also has a contribution from the Union government, Ashoka said the Congress government claimed them to be its schemes.

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‘Terrorist activities on the rise’

Hatred against Hindus and terrorist activities are on the rise, but the government has painted a picture of peace and harmony in the state, he claimed, as he expressed outrage against it, alleging that it has failed to maintain law and order.

Bommai termed the Governor’s address as “disappointing” and that he had never heard such a “lackluster” speech so far.

The lack of development shows that the present government is anti-people, he said.

The Governor’s speech didn’t mention any of the achievements of the present government, and the works of the previous government had been shown as the achievements of the Congress regime, he said.

State BJP president BY Vijayendra, also said the Governor’s speech was disappointing and “full of lies.”

“It is clear from the Governor’s speech that since the Congress government came to power, no development works have been done except for the guarantees,” he said, adding that the government, which is mired in confusion due to inadequate implementation of the guarantee schemes, has not given new hope through the Governor’s address.

Meanwhile, JD(S) state president and former chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, lashing out at the Congress government, said the Governor’s address had no mention of the programmes it intended to implement in the days ahead.

The speech didn’t have any essence, he said, and asked “What to discuss it?”

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