May 27, 2024

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Guarantee schemes will continue as long as Congress is in power: DCM

Chikmagalur, Mar 4: Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar today reiterated that all the guarantee schemes would continue as long as Congress government was in power in the State.

Speaking after inaugurating various developmental works in the district, he said, “Congress party fights against poverty and not against the poor. No one can remove the guarantee schemes as long as Congress is in power.”

“Many of the BJP leaders admit that the guarantee schemes are a boon to the people. Karkala MLA and former BJP minister lauded the guarantee schemes saying it was making the lives of people better. While some other MLAs like Araga Jnanedra have criticised the scheme,” he said.

“The people of Karnataka believe in the guarantee schemes. If the Opposition parties have the courage, let them call upon their party workers to give up the guarantee scheme benefits. We will see how many of their own party men give up the benefits,” he challenged.

“The BJP-JDS alliance faced a humiliating defeat in the Rajya Sabha election in spite of their attempts to buy our MLAs. BJP State President Vijayendra says he has not called any Congress MLA, but our leader Shyamanur Shivashankarappa said both Kumaraswamy and Yediyurappa called him. I have a long list of MLAs they called and I will release it in the days to come,” he said.

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