CM Siddaramaiah opposes UGC’s ‘diktat’ to watch PM’s speech

Mysuru, September 11:- Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has taken objection to the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) ‘diktat’ to college students and staff to compulsorily watch the Prime Minister’s speech.

Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said, “If the Prime Minister speaks on Hinduism, there is no need to listen to the speech. As he speaks about Deen Dayal’s birth centenary, it will be on Hinduism only. I got to know about the UGC’s directives to the universities through media. I will speak to the university administration,” he said.

“I didn’t speak of an alliance in Bruhut Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) with anyone. The rains are better this year in the state. There is no scarcity of sowing seeds and fertilisers. BJP government had carried out ‘golibar’on farmers who had sought fertilisers. We don’t have such a situation now in the state now. I have instructed the officials to release water into canals for 15 days every month. Farmers may grow what they can,” said Siddaramaiah.

MLA M K Somashekar, Member of Parliament R Dhruvanarayan and others were present on the occasion.

-(KS, RV, NGB)

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