Mangaluru: PM Modi failed to give permanent solution to farmers’ woes - DCM Parameshwara

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (DC/ANK)

Mangaluru, Aug 10: Deputy chief minister (DCM) Dr G Parameshwara said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has failed to give a permanent solution to the woes of distressed farmers.

Speaking to media persons here at Circuit House on Friday, August 10, Parameshwara said, "Farmer suicides are a major concern for the government. Hence, we decided to waive off farmers’ loans. It is our responsibility to stop farmers from taking the extreme step. It is sad that PM Modi has failed to solve farmers' problems. He could not take a decision to waive off loans of farmers in nationalized banks. The state government is planning to waive off loans in nationalized banks too,”

"The schemes launched by previous Siddaramaiah-led government will continue to function. Karnataka is called as progressive state and we want to give good governance. From 2008 to 2013 BJP ruled the state. It was a corrupt government and no development took place. If they come back to power, we will go back to that same old situation,” he added.

Regarding MLC Bhoje Gowda's statement, he said that it was his personal opinion that the Congress lost because of anti-Hindutva policies. "We have our own analysis as to why we won less number of seats."

Responding to media query on possible alliance with the JD(S), he said that there will not be any alliance in the local body polls.

He also said that the state government will deport Bangladeshis and Africans who are staying illegally in the state.

The DCM also informed that the state government is contemplating on introducing pant and shirt uniform for policewomen instead of saree.

Dr Parameshwara was in city before heading to Bhatkal to attend a private function.

Former minister B Ramanath Rai, former MLAs J R Lobo and Pramod Madhwaraj, district Congress president Harish Kumar and others were present.