Gowda blamed for breaking Janata Parivar

February 06, 2007 12:00 am | Updated September 27, 2016 10:47 pm IST

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Party has issued notice to the legislators who defected to JD(S)

MLAs to be asked to resign from HouseUncertainty among farmers over crop loan waiver

GULBARGA: President of the State unit of the Janata Dal(U) B. Somashekar on Monday said that Janata Dal (S) president H.D. Deve Gowda, who was primarily responsible for the division of the Janata Parivar has no moral right to talk about uniting the Janata Parivar once again.

Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Somashekar said that he was also in favour of the Janata Parivar, but that should happen at the national-level. He said Mr. Gowda, who raised the subject of unification of the janata parivar members, was responsible for breaking the Janata Dal (U) in the State recently by luring three of its MLAs into his fold.

He said if the intentions of Mr. Gowda were to bring about unity of all the Janata Parivar members there was no need for breaking it's unity by admitting three MLAs into his party. The party has already issued notice to all the three legislators who defected the JD(S) and a decision would be taken in a couple of days.

Mr. Somashekar said the three MLAs should now resign from membership from the assembly and seek a re-election on the JD(S) ticket.

Referring to the tirade launched by Mr. Gowda against the Congress party, Mr. Somashekar pointed out that it was Mr. Gowda who had joined hands with Congress to form the coalition Government in the State and now he has joined hands with the BJP to form the alternative Government.

Loan waiver

He said uncertainty prevailed among the farmers over the issue of the crop loan waiver with the Chief Minister changing his stance every day. There has also been a serious difference in the coalition Government over the crop loan issue.

Waiver vs ban

If the JD(S) was to promise the crop loan waiver to farmer, the BJP had banned sale of arrack in the State.

Mr. Somashekar said the State Government had utterly failed in utilising the budgetary allocations made for different development projects and funds availed from the World Bank for different projects.

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