Bengaluru, Feb 10: The Congress party workers will stage a protest against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is coming to Karnataka, to inaugurate several central-funded projects, in Dharwad and Hubballi, in the State, for which Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy is not invited.
Addressing newsmen here on Sunday, the KPCC President Dinesh Gundu Rao said that "by not inviting the Chief Minister to attend the project-inauguration function, the Prime Minister had insulted the people of the State".
Stating that the the projects, including that of IIT-Dharwad to be inaugurated by the Prime Minister was a State well as Centre funded projects, he said that "to protest this, Congress party workers will welcome the Prime Minister waving black-flag during his visit".
Accusing that the Narendra Modi government is practicing a step-motherly treatment towards Karnataka, he said that "Mr Modi was all along silent on the
sharing of Mahadayi drinking water project. He is ignoring the interests of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in the Rafale fighter Aircraft has done injustice to the people of the State".
Charging that both Mr Modi and the BJP President Amit Shah are behind the immoral activities of 'Operation Lotus' launched to woo the ruling party Legislators in the State, he said that "with the tacit support of the Central leaders, the state BJP leaders are indulging in the dirty practice of toppling the government by offering huge money".
Referring to the defiance of the rebel Congress MLAs, who are staying at Mumbai without attending the ongoing Budget session, he said that "the BJP leaders are ruining the political career of the Legislators by doling out false promises".
Replying to a question, Mr Rao said that "If the rebel MLAs, continued to defy the party directions will face actions including that of losing their membership from the Assembly". (UNI)