Hubballi sources have stated that the former Chief Minister, H.D. Kumaraswamy, has termed the Union government’s decision to impose restrictions on selling cattle for slaughter houses as a regressive move that would adversely affect farmers.
Meanwhile when addressing press persons here Mr. Kumaraswamy said while a poor farmer was struggling to have three square meals a day, how can he take care of non-milking cows. He said the Union government should also take steps to open cattle sheds to take care of such animals.
Moreover Mr. Kumaraswamy said that envied over his
popularity, BJP leaders tried to tie him up in a legal tangle by complaining
against him with the Income Tax Department about possessing assets
disproportionate to his known source of income. This allegation was a fake one
and it would boomerang on the BJP, he said.
When lashing out at BJP State president B. S. Yeddyurappa over his claim of writing off crop loan if the BJP comes to power in 2018, Mr. Kumaraswamy said Mr. Yeddyurappa has no moral right to issue such statements. “During the JD(S)-BJP regime in the State, we decided to wave farm loans. But it was Mr. Yeddyurappa who opposed the move as the then Finance Minister.