FrontNationNewsTop Stories

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy denies 5-star treatment, sleeps on floor during ‘village stay’ campaign

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy, who kick-started his village stay campaign ‘Grama Vastavya 2.0’ from Gurmitkal in Yadgir district on Friday, denied reports of him getting a “5-star treatment” in a village stating that he was ready to sleep on the road.

“What 5-star arrangements? Ready to sleep on the road. Want to ask the Opposition if I cannot have this basic facility, how will I work every day? A small bathroom was built. I will not be taking it back with me,” Kumaraswamy said during a press conference here in Chandraki village.

Kumaraswamy’s remarks come in response to a report that he was being given a luxurious treatment at the village. Prior to his visit, renovation was done in the bathroom of a lodge he was supposed to stay.

Reviving his 2006 rural outreach programme, Kumaraswamy had said he wanted to conduct at least two to four village stay tours every month.

After reports surfaced that Karnataka Chief Minister was being given 5-star treatment during his village livelihood program, Kumaraswamy denied reports and said that he was ready to sleep on the road.

Taking it to Twitter, Kumaraswamy posted pictures of him sleeping on a floor at the Government Higher Primary School in Chandraki along with other ministers.

The CM tweeted photos saying, “I have decided to make a stay in the village of Hirurubi in Kalaburagi tomorrow.”

Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Friday stayed put at Chandraki village in Yadgir as his visit to Herur (B) village in Afzalpur taluk of Kalaburagi district was postponed due to heavy rains.
 

Kumaraswamy, who is on a ‘Grama Vaastavya’ or ‘village stay programme’, spent the night at the Government Higher Primary School in Chandraki along with other ministers. He was seen sleeping on the floor.

The Chief Minister, who reached Chandraki village on Friday morning, interacted with villagers, farmers and school students. He also held a press conference, where he denied reports that he was enjoying a 5-star treatment in the village and said that he was “ready to sleep on the road”.

Reviving his 2006 rural outreach programme, Kumaraswamy had said he wanted to conduct at least two to four village stay tours every month.
“I want to do a minimum of two to four ‘Grama Vaastavya’ every month,” Kumaraswamy said.

The Chief Minister also said that gimmicks were for the Opposition and that for him working on the ground was important.

“Some of my friends are asking why I am holding the ‘village stay programme’, they can sit in Vidhan Soudha and work. I would like to say that gimmicks are for the Opposition, not for me,” he said.

The Karnataka Chief Minister also tweeted him travelling in an ordinary bus and said, “It will help kids here. I came here on an ordinary bus. I did not come in a Volvo bus. I do not need to learn anything from BJP.”

Kumaraswamy traveled by bus from Yadgir to the Janata Darshan and village livelihood program held at Chandraki village of Gurumathkal taluk in Yadagiri district today.

“I have slept in a hut as well as in a 5-star hotel. When my father was Prime Minister, I slept in Grand Kremlin Palace, Russia. I have seen everything in life,” the CM said dismissing claims that he was being accorded 5-star treatment.

During his visit, Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy also interacted with school students to understand the problems faced by them.

“The meaning of coming to school is that through education there will be more development. Before I came, all officers went around villages and created awareness and identified beneficiaries of various schemes. All issues of the villagers are resolved now,” he said.

Talking about the plight of the farmers in the state and loan waiver schemes meant for them, Kumaraswamy said, “I have detailed information on loan waivers. Rs 100 crore will be released to Kalaburagi District Central Cooperative Bank. The decision will be taken by the cooperative minister for new loans to farmers.” (Photo: Kumaraswamy Twitter)

Tags

NMTV

NMTV was launched in the year 1999, and is Maharashtra only accredited 24-hour, 7-day-a-week local cable news station of Navi Mumbai airing news bulletins and programs in English, Hindi and Marathi. NMTV represents the state-of-the-art in local television news coverage, delivering on a commitment of responsible and community-oriented journalism on an around-the-clock basis.

Related Articles

Back to top button
Close
Close