Congress Protest In Delhi

Against 'injustice' to Karnataka…

On Friday, Deputy CM DK Shivakumar said, the Congress government in Karnataka will stage a protest in the National Capital on February 7.  

It will be against the central government's "injustice" to the state in releasing its share of central grants.

He said CM Siddaramaiah, Cabinet ministers, MLAs, and MLCs will participate in the protest and asked the leaders from opposition parties in the state to take part in the demonstration.

Siddaramaiah would lead the agitation and 138 Congress MLAs, MLCs and MPs will take part in it, Shivakumar was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

According to him, a letter has been written to the authorities in Delhi asking permission to stage the demonstration on February 7.

“Karnataka is one of the most progressive states in the country with the second highest tax contribution to the country’s exchequer.

Karnataka has got a raw deal in the 2024 Union budget. The State has not been getting a fair share in the last five years.

Though 27 of the 28 MPs from Karnataka are from the BJP, they haven’t been able to get justice for the State,” he said.

Explaining the reason, Shivakumar said, "The State has lost a revenue of about Rs. 62,000 crores in the last five years. 

Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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