Addressing the meeting here, the former Chief Minister and BJP state President B S Yeddyurappa said that Kumaraswamy instead of addressing the issue has ridiculed the farming community. Continuing his tirade against the Chief Minister, Yeddyurappa asked HDK to tender an unconditional apology for his insensitive statements.
Taking a dig at the apex leadership in the government, the BJP Chief stated that the incumbent Chief Minister should take responsibility for the sorry condition of the Sugarcane farmers. The leader of the opposition assured that BJP will raise the matter in the upcoming Winter Session of the Karnataka assembly.
Extending support to farmer agitation, Yeddyurappa announced that the principal opposition party will organize a mega rally on December 10 where more one lakh workers will participate. The meeting will be held in Belagavi region where the farmers are fighting on the demand for the fair price.
On Tuesday, responding to the plight of sugarcane farmers, Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy assured that the demand of higher minimum support price will be addressed soon.