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Modi dubs Kumaraswamy punching bag of everyone in Karnataka

IANS  |  Hubballi (Karnataka) 

Terming the 8-month-old JD-S-coalition government in a 'majboor sarkar', Modi on Sunday dubbed its a "punching bag" of everyone in the state.

"Kumaraswamy has become a punching bag of everyone in the state, especially the leaders, who have been threatening to unseat him from day one and challenging him daily," Modi said at a massive BJP rally here, about 400 km from Bengaluru.

Wondering who was in charge of government in the state in view of the infighting between the two coalition partners, said he never saw a like Kumarswamy (of Janata Dal-Secular) being so helpless and made to cry in public by "arrogant" leaders.

"The opposition parties want to thrust a similar 'majboor sarkar' at the Centre after the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. It is for the people like you to decide whether you want such a fledgling government or strong (mazboot) government, which the BJP is providing since 2014," Modi told the gathering of about 1 lakh in the ground on the outskirts of the city.

also accused the coalition government of betraying the farmers of the state by promising to waive their crop loans but not able to do even after seven months.

"Though the promised to waive crop loans of 43 lakh farmers from across the state, only 60,000 of them have benefitted so far. The Congress and JD-S are playing with the lives of poor for vote banks. Even one-third of them did not benefit while their middlemen prospered," Modi alleged.

D.V. Sadananda Gowda, BJP's state unit leaders B.S. Yeddyurappa, Jagadish Shettar, Prahlad Joshi and Muralidhar Rai were also present on the occasion.



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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 21:34 IST