Poojary attacks CM, says workers can make Congress Siddaramaiah-free

Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2016-06-04 10:12 Mangaluru: Karnataka will become Congress-free if CM Siddaramiah refuses to take note of people's anger, warned senior Congress leader B Janardhan Poojary on Friday. Addressing media persons, Poojary faulted the CM for not inviting the leaders representing government employees for talks, which forced them to go on strike on June 2. “The Chief Minister should have fulfilled their demands by inviting them for discussion. The 7th Pay Commission’s recommendation has come but in Karnataka, even the 6th Pay Commission’s recommendations have not been implemented by the government.” “Yesterday government employees protested. Tomorrow, the police will protest. This shows that the government has failed to solve the problems of the government employees as well as the police," he said adding that police personnel drew 50 pc less salary compared with their counterparts in Kerala. "Our chief minister has threatened the police personnel that they would be punished if they go on strike. Is Karnataka under some sort of martial law? Is this a Hitler government?” asked Poojary. Warning the chief minister of dire consequences, Poojary said Congress workers and the people would teach Siddaramaiah a lesson for his indifference. "Siddaramaiah joined the Congress party only 7 years ago, while Congress workers built the party and worked for the Independence of our country. The Congress party workers are not fools. They are also watching you. Are you planning to make a Karnataka Congress-free too?" asked Poojary.  Referring to Modi's statement of Congress-mukth Bharat, Poojary wanted to know if there was any difference between Siddaramaiah and Modi. "What is the difference between Modi and you? It will not be possible for you to make a Congress-free Karnataka but the Congress party workers and the people of the state will and can make a Siddaramaiah-free Congress and Karnataka," he said.