Former CMs Siddaramaiah, HDK stopped central schemes: Nadda

25 April, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

Nadda National

Schemes like PM Yashasvi Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi were stopped. Earlier, Siddaramaiah's government also did the same thing.

Former Karnataka Chief Minister JP Nadda accused the BJP on Monday of putting barriers in the way of the execution of Central programmes pioneered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state. On Tuesday, the BJP national president made the comment while holding a roadshow in Sidlaghatta, Chikkaballapur district.

“Governments of former CMs Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy created bottlenecks in a bid to stop implementation of the schemes of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre. Schemes like PM Yashasvi Scheme and Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi were stopped. Earlier, Siddaramaiah’s government also did the same thing,” said Nadda.

Targeting Congress for extending support to the People’s Front of India (PFI), Nadda said, “When Siddaramaiah was in power, they supported PFI goons and there was a palpable ambience of fear. However, in the light of strong evidence, the PFI was declared an anti-national organisation and was banned. Now, DK Shivakumar is saying that the Congress will uplift the ban on PFI if they are voted to power. Should such people be allowed to return to power?” the BJP national chief asked.

Nadda arrived in Bengaluru this afternoon on a chartered aeroplane and subsequently took a helicopter journey to Sidlaghatta in Chikkaballapur district, where he is on a three-day visit.

Nadda attended a party meeting in Devanahalli, Bengaluru Rural district, in the evening, where he discussed election preparations in the Hoskote, Devanahalli, Doddaballapur, and Nelamangala assembly districts. He also paid a visit to a temple in Sirsi, Uttara Kannada district, and spoke at many public gatherings.

On Monday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is also on a three-day tour to the state, offered prayers at the Sri Chamundeshwari Devi Temple in Mysuru, Karnataka.