Dump discriminatory BJP Govt, Krishna appeals to people

Published on Apr 09, 2004 01:57 PM IST

Karnataka CM S M Krishna asked people to "dump" what he described as the "discriminatory" BJP-led government at the centre.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Kallambella (karnataka)

Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna today asked people to "dump" what he described as the "discriminatory" BJP-led government at the centre and install the "impartial" Congress government in the coming general elections.

Setting on his fourth leg of "Vijay Dhundhubi" yatra from this central Karnataka region, he alleged that the BJP-led NDA government adopted different weighing scale for different states and discriminated against each other.

"The centre has special scale for its ally Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and a different one for Karnataka, an opposition ruled Congress state", Krishna said while continuing his accusations against the union government for allegedly discriminating while granting assistance to tackle drought.

Karnataka had less weightage when it comes to getting assistance, the Chief Minister charged and wanted the people of the state to ask Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee why this kind of "discrimination" was meted out to the state.

People of the country have faced turbulent days during the BJP rule, he claimed.

Turning to the BJP's claims that Karnataka would become a gateway for the party from southern part of the country, Krishna mocked at it, saying "they have been searching the gateway since 15 years, which the people of the state have blocked." MORE

Krishna expressed optimism that the people would renew their mandate to the Congress government in Karnataka to rule another five years, so as to enable to complete the unfinished tasks.

The Chief Minister continued his attack on BJP President M Venkaiah Naidu, who represents Karnataka in the Rajya Sabha, accusing him of neglecting the state's interest "be it on the sharing of Cauvery or Krishna river waters or in securing assistance from the centre."

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