Chief Minister Siddaramaiah assured that he will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon to discuss the drought condition in the state and as well discuss the Mahadayi row with him. He also said that he would pressurise the PM to waive the loans of farmers of the state.
He was addressing the media at Mandakalli airport after arriving to flag off various developmental works in Nanjangud. Speaking about the ongoing NEET exam row, the CM said that he will request the PM to allow the aspirants to take up exam in Kannada language as well.
“Senior leader Srinivas Prasad is making useless statements against the Congress. This is a defence mechanism to justify his move to the BJP. Earlier, the same Prasad had scolded BS Yeddyurappa when he was in power, but now the plates have turned and he is praising him because of his greed for power.”
Meanwhile, Siddaramaiah refused to react to the statements made by senior Congress leader Janardhan Poojari that the party will lose in Nanjangud by-elections. “Sitting in Mangaluru, how will he know the situation in Nanjangud?” the CM reorted.
Many Congress leaders accompanied Siddaramaiah during his visit to Mysuru.