Selfish politics in 2018-19: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

We have seen the worst kind of selfish politics in 2018-19 when alliances were formed with everyone,law and order was compromised to retain power.That is the politics of attaining and retaining power,Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said,taking a dig at the previous JDS-Congress government.

The Chief Minister was speaking at a function to launch a slew of development works and distribute benefits of various welfare schemes in KR Pete constituency.

A big question was raised in KR Pete as to why Narayana Gowa resigned as an MLA.The answer has been found.He has proved that he has walked the talk by bringing development works of Rs17,000 cr to the constituency.He has delivered on what he had said when he resigned,Bommai said.

When BS Yediyurappa became the Chief Minister in the middle of 2019,he travelled and worked tirelessly to combat Covid pandemic.

Yediyurappa along with Prime Minister Modi worked in tandem and successfully managed the pandemic.This is called people-centric politics.

Even Narayana Gowda resigned to be part of the pro-people politics,Bommai said.

The state government is working under the guidance of Yediyurappa to serve the people.The welfare programmes launched by this government for dalits,weaker sections and women are proof of the commitment for public cause.

Yediyurappa raised the incentive for dairy farmers,provided interest-free loans for farmers, free power upto 10 HP pump sets for farmers.It shows his special care for farmers,Bommai said.