BJP threatens to strike by locking ESCOM offices if the three-phase power supply is not supplied for seven hours to farmers: Basavaraj Bommai

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Stir to continue till this anti-people govt is shunted out’, says Ex-CM Bommai

The BJP will lock the ESCOM offices and hold an agitation if the state government fails to ensure an uninterrupted seven hours of power supply in three phases to farmers,said former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Addressing a mammoth farmers’ protest organized by the BJP under the leadership of former minister Dr.Sudhakar protesting against the anti-farmer attitude of the government here on Wednesday, he said getting power and rice was their right but it had been snatched from the incumbent Congress Government.

The duty of the government was to ensure the power supply and it was not doing any favor.The officials would tell how the Department of Energy had been functioning.

The previous BJP Government had given Rs.10,000 crore to the Energy Department.However, the present Congress Government had not released any grant as it did not have money to release the grant and purchase coal.

Farmers were given hardly two hours of power daily but the power tariff had been hiked two times in the last three months.

The former CM said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had promised to give 10 kg of rice free to every BPL family and only three kg of rice is given.

This government tells lies and cheats people. The previous BJP government gave 10 kg of rice till December last year and subsequently, five kg of rice and one kg ragi. Despite this, the people did not bless the BJP.

What should be done to the government which distributes 3 kg of rice? Should we not protest against this Government?

The Congress Party promised Rs 2,000 for every woman under the ‘Gruha Lakshmi’ scheme and made women stand before the banks.

Bommai warned the government that the BJP would lock the ESCOM offices and launch protests if farmers were not supplied seven hours of power supply in three phases.”

Against how many people you can bookcases and send to jail? We will go to jail in such a big number that you will be forced to release us.

There are 1.50 lakh IP sets and all the crops are drying in Chikballapur district for want of power.After a long fight, Dr Sudhakar brought the Milk Producers Union to Chikballapur but it had been stalled for political reasons.

He brought a medical college and an international flower market.The former minister became a victim of the poll conspiracy.

Defeat or victory is not permanent.Chikballapur is an orphan despite having an MLA.If the election is held now, Dr Sudhakar would win by a margin of one lakh votes.

A continuous agitation would be launched to throw out the incumbent anti-people government.Former ministers, R. Ashok and Dr. Sudhakar, and MP Muniswamy were present.