Mysuru, June 4:- The war of words between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former chief minister and state BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa is going on unabated. Both the veteran political leaders don’t spare an opportunity to criticise each other. That Yeddyurappa keeps saying he would waive off farmers’ loans every other day, it seems, has not gone well with Siddaramaiah.
Taking a dig at Yeddyurappa, Siddaramaiah said, “This man keeps saying he would make me waive off farmers’ loans. In the first plae, let make Prime Minister Narendra Modi to waive off the loans, then I will do the same.” The Chief Minister was speaking at a function held at Maharaja ground on Saturday to mark the Congress government in Karnataka completing four years in office.
“When Yeddyurappa was the chief minister, one of our leaders, V S Ugrappa had urged him to waive off farmers’ loans during one of the assembly sessions. He had uttered then that the government doesn’t have a note printing machine. He has only note counting machine. He has two tongues. Former prime minister Manmohan Singh had waived off loans worth Rs 72,000 crore. But Modi has done this only for Uttar Pradesh. We will take right decision at the right time,” he added. (MR/BM).