Facing flak from farmers for Re 1 compensation, Karnataka govt calls it ‘test case’
Slamming the Congress government for depositing a compensation of Rupee 1 for the damaged crops in farmers’ bank accounts, farmer leader Basavaraj Ingin on Saturday said that this move should be punished by the public.
“The Congress Government in Karnataka headed by Siddaramaiah is doing surprisingly wonderful job in compensating drought relief measures. It has been doing works which need to be not rewarded, but punished by the people,” Ingin told ANI.
He further said that in the Bagalkot district, it was found that a farmer has got Re 1 in his account as the drought relief compensation. “Similar instances are there in various districts in Karnataka wherein farmers have got Rs 1, Rs 5 and Rs 10. If this is the state of affairs in a Congress-led government in Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi should also look at this,” Ingin added.
He added that Rahul should first clean his own house, come to the people with clean folded hands and then talk about others. The farmers in Karnataka were in for a shock when they received a compensation of Rupee 1 for damaged crops in their bank accounts.
However, the Congress Government in the state was quick to rebuff claims that the paltry relief was …read more