Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar said that the “service, sacrifice and growth initiatives carried out by the Nehru household for our nation” discover no match within the BJP.
This comes after BJP chief CT Ravi stated the Congress ought to open a hookah bar at their workplace in Bengaluru and title it ‘Nehru hookah bar’, in mild of the controversy on the suggestion to rename Indira Canteens in Karnataka.
Talking to the media on Thursday, DK Shivakumar stated, “The trouble made by CT Ravi to break their [Congress leaders] status together with his statements displays the BJP’s rules.”
He added, “CT Ravi served because the Minister of Kannada and Tradition for a while. He’s presently the nationwide normal secretary of the ruling social gathering. His statements mirror the tradition of the social gathering he belongs to. He’s making failed makes an attempt to go away a foul impression in individuals’s minds about Nehru, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi.”
“LOST THEIR LIVES FOR NATION”: DK SHIVAKUMAR
DK Shivakumar went on to state that the Nehru household had sacrificed its wealth for the nation. “BJP doesn’t find out about this. Actually, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi misplaced their lives in service of the nation. Sonia Gandhi, regardless of being invited by then President Abdul Kalam to take up the submit of prime minister twice, selected to offer the place to Dr Manmohan Singh attributable to his experience in monetary affairs,” he stated.
Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President DK Shivakumar challenged BJP leaders to “present any sacrifice of this extent performed by them”.
“As a substitute of that, they discuss hookah bars. In the event that they need to know who recommended naming the canteen after Indira Gandhi, they will ask an individual who’s a part of their cupboard. Solely after that particular person recommended the title and it was signed off by all of the legislators within the social gathering, the title was given,” DK Shivakumar stated.
ON CM BOMMAI’S STATEMENT REGARDING MEKEDATU DAM
After the Centre knowledgeable the Lok Sabha that Karnataka wants consent from all Cauvery riparian states to go forward with its Mekedatu Balancing Reservoir Mission, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Wednesday that no such permission is required from different states for a ingesting water mission.
In response to this assertion, Congress chief DK Shivakumar stated, “Basavaraj Bommai clearly said that it’s a ingesting water mission. For ingesting water, we must always not must ask for permission from anyone. We simply want permission from the surroundings ministry. Subsequently, we stand in full help of Bommai’s statements.”
He added, “Allow them to purchase the land, conduct the rituals and begin engaged on the mission instantly. Allow them to start fixing the water scarcity downside of 1.25 crore individuals of Bengaluru.”
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