Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

The political tussle between the ruling Congress and BJP has escalated following the announcement by Deputy Chief Minister D.Ok. Shivakumar to stage a protest in New Delhi on February 7 towards the “step-motherly” remedy of the state by the BJP-led Centre.

The BJP has mentioned that the Congress needs to cowl up the injury brought on by Congress MP D.Ok. Suresh’s assertion of “separate nation for south India” and the Hanuman flag removing row.

Karnataka BJP has dubbed the proposed protest by the Karnataka authorities on February 7 as a determined measure to cowl its seriousetback over the sequence of occasions within the state, together with the Ram temple inauguration, sources mentioned.

The Congress celebration is upset over the advantageous place the BJP has secured after the inauguration of Sri Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. As the derogatory remarks by the CM Siddaramaiah camp ministers towards Lord Ram and the temple in Ayodhya acquired large flak, he was compelled to put on ’tilak’ and declare that he’s additionally a devotee.

As the Congress authorities has been making an attempt to sort out the setback suffered because of the removing of Hanuman flag in Keragodu village of Mandya district, Hindu organisations led by Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) have launched a statewide Hanuman Dhawaja marketing campaign and purpose to hoist saffron flags in each house.

Sources in BJP mentioned that the motion will assist the saffron celebration to get inroads into south Karnataka districts, thought-about as heartland of the influential Vokkaliga neighborhood. As JD(S), which finds its core power within the area is BJP’s ally, the BJP is brimming with confidence.

The Congress has tactfully deliberate the protest in Delhi aiming to attract consideration of the individuals over the “poor share of funds for the state”.

DyCM Shivakumar mentioned on Friday, “I am not going to compare Karnataka to Gujarat. We are just asking for our fair share. We thought the ‘double engine government’ may have helped Karnataka. But a detailed analysis shows that the state has lost Rs 62, 000 crore in spite of the Union budget doubling in size.”

“Karnataka has been getting a raw deal in the Union budgets. The state has lost a revenue of about Rs 62, 000 crore in the last 5 years due to this. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Cabinet ministers, MLAs and MLCs will also participate in the protest to be held on February 7. We have written to the Centre about the venue for the protest.”

He has additionally urged the MLAs and MLCs of the Opposition events to be a part of the protest to hunt justice for the state. “The size of the Union budget which was 24.5 lakh crore in 2018-19 has doubled in 2023-24 to 45 lakh crore but the state hasn’t benefited from it. Though the Budget size has doubled, grants for Karnataka have only gone up a little from Rs 46, 000 crore in 2018-19 to Rs 50, 000 crore in 2022-23, ” he defined.

V. Sunilkumar, BJP Karnataka General Secretary, dubbed the transfer by the Congress authorities to protest in New Delhi over poor allotment to the state is ridiculous.

“The intention is to divert the attention from the ‘dividing the nation’ statement by Congress MP D.K. Suresh. I urge the Congress government to come out with a whitepaper on the grants by the central government to Karnataka state during 2004 to 2014 UPA rule at the Centre and PM Modi-led government’s rule from 2014 to the present day, ” Sunil Kumar demanded.

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