For constantly ignoring the development of the northern part of the state such as the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, several Congress leaders have been targeting Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, asking the government to spend more on the region and be proactive in its policies.
Due to the imbalanced budget that was presented earlier this year, there were calls for separate statehood. Furthermore, sugarcane farmers have been protesting in Belagavi ahead of the Assembly session. Adding fuel to the fire was the state government’s statement two days ago, which announced that out of the farm loan waiver of Rs 49,000 crore, only 800 people have been benefited so far.
Furthermore, S R Patil (INC) and Basavraj Horatti (JDS) have been constantly denied Cabinet positions, which has angered the Lingayat community in the Mumbai-Karnataka region.
Former Minister of Water Resources, M B Patil, is unhappy with the government for not offering positions to senior leaders in the party such as S R Patil, since they led the movement demanding minority status for Lingayats.
Live Mint quoted Patil as saying, “There are five ministers from the north that has 41 legislators, while there are nine ministers out of 36 legislators from the south.”
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