Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah strongly criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent call against caste politics during his Dussehra address. PM Modi urged people to reject divisive forces based on caste and regional lines. In response, Siddaramaiah accused the PM of encouraging opposition to caste-based reservations, a system implemented to address social inequalities as envisioned by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
Siddaramaiah Advocates Addressing Root Issues for Casteism Elimination
Siddaramaiah emphasized that eliminating casteism requires addressing untouchability, inequality, sexism, and the exploitative systems associated with it. He defended the reservation system, stating that it aims to counter caste-based inequality and ensure social justice.
Siddaramaiah Criticizes Kumaraswamy and BJP’s Political Alliance
Siddaramaiah took swipe at his political opponent, former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy of the JD(S) party, suggesting that Kumaraswamy and the BJP rely on each other for political support. Siddaramaiah assured that measures have been taken to overcome the state’s electricity shortage, including plans to purchase power from external sources and the requisition of electricity from private companies operating within the state.