Mysuru: A day after two Congress leaders were caught whispering about KPCC President D K Shivakumar, Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shobha Karandlaje on Thursday said “for the first time Congress leaders were telling truth about their own party leaders.”
Karandlaje was speaking to media after hosting breakfast for mahouts and Kavadis of Dasara elephants at Palace premises.
To a query over the conversation between former MP V S Ugrappa and KPCC media coordinator Saleem pointing at Shivakumar, Karandlaje said “the percentage politics is the culture of their (Congress) party. The UPA Government looted during 10 years of their rule and the same system continues in the state.”
On the ongoing farmers protest at Delhi, she said “Farmer unions are being misused for protest. Those who are staging protest from the last eight months are not real farmers. Their protest is being politicised in the name of farmers.”
The Central Government had held several rounds of meetings with them and we have discussed more than 11 times with them. We are ready to talk to them again, said Karandlaje.
Cooperation and district incharge Minister S T Somashekhar, DC Dr Bagadi Gautham, MUDA Chairman HV Rajeev, Jungle Lodges and Resorts Chairman Appanna, Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) Chairman L R Mahadevaswamy, D Devaraja Urs Backward Classes Corporation Chairman Kautilya Raghu, DCF (Wildlife) V Karikalan and others were present.