In the maiden speech, Mandya MP Sumalatha slams Karnataka government
Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambareesh has accused the JD(S) Congress government in the Karnataka of unsuccessful its farm loan waiver scheme and to arrest increase of farmer’s suicide in the state.
Addressing at the Lok Sabha Sumalatha requested with the Centre to save the “annadatas” (food providers). she expressed that which she initially stated in Kannada before switching to English, the independent thanked the Mandya people for their ‘swabhimana’ (self-pride), a goodness which is she utilised as her tagline during her election canvass.
“We are starting at a huge water crisis and drought is already prevailing in the region,” she said that “This presents a very bleak scenario for farmers, who largely grow sugarcane and paddy. They are already caught in a vicious cycle of poor pricing for their produce, defunct sugar mills, failure to repay bank loans and the inability of the state government to fulfil loan waiver promises.”
Sumalatha requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Union Water resources Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to indulgence problem of farmers on an “emergency scale.”
She also said that” Scarcity of fodder for cattle should be addressed by the government on priority. She scared off more farmers suicides. She also claimed that the coalition government did not implement any development programmes for the welfare of farmers.
Meantime, irritated by the claims, JD(S) leaders slammed Sumalatha and accused her of toeing the opposition BJP line to impress PM Modi.
“It is unfortunate that Sumalatha made her maiden speech without doing her homework,” Ex- Mandya MP LR Shivarame Gowda and Ex- MLA YSV Datta stated that “She should have collected all the information on the loan waiver scheme before making such allegations. It appears she is looking to impress BJP leaders rather than addressing problems of farmers.”