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BJP chief flays Krishna

Criticising SM Krishna govt, Venkaiah Naidu said if voted to power they would give priority for roads, water, power and agriculture.
PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2004 05:14 PM IST

BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday came down heavily on the SM Krishna government for its alleged failure to protect farmers and said, if voted to power in the state, his party would give utmost priority for roads, water, power and agriculture.

Speaking to reporters here, he called Krishna "chief minister of Bangalore", charging him with failure to protect the interest of farmers.

In an attempt to reach out to the voters of backward northern Karnataka, Naidu said BJP would make efforts to remove regional disparity if given a chance to rule the state.

He said political problems and regional differences were created during the Congress rule and Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had taken initiatives to overcome them.

To a query, Naidu said the BJP was holding its "jhanda" in one hand and the NDA agenda in the other.

He also accused the Congress president Sonia Gandhi of carrying on a "false propaganda" against NDA government and said she seemed to believe that it would help her party.

"People of the country are intelligent and would vote on the performance of the government", he said.

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