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Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: Yogi, Siddaramaiah engage in Twitter war

Karnataka Assembly elections 2018: Yogi, Siddaramaiah engage in Twitter war

Drawing a parallel between Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka, Yogi hinted that the issue of Hanuman Jayanthi which had become controversial a few months ago after the Congress government banned a procession in Hunsur in Mysuru, may play a dominant role during the Assembly elections here.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's no-holds barred attack on the Congress government at a big rally in Bengaluru on Sunday drew a sharp jibe from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who told the "visiting dignitary" to pick up tips during his stay to check starvation deaths back home in Uttar Pradesh.

"For the overall development of the State it is crucial to have governments with the same ideology and party at both the Centre and the State, which is also why people must elect BJP", he added.

Later in the night, Yogi Adityanath replied to Siddaramaiah. "Who will pay for the cold storage charges?" questioned Singh.

However, this is not the first time a government building has been painted saffron by the government.

With the price crashing to Rs 4 per kg, the farmers are demanding a minimum of Rs 10 per kg.

Notably, after coming to power in the state, the Yogi Adityanath government made a decision to fix a minimum support price for potato at Rs 487 per quintal in a bid to encourage the potato growers. "Today's (Saturday) protest was to wake up the government or else we will be forced to launch a statewide stir", warned Ayodhya Prasad, another farmer.

News18 quoted a farmer leader, Harnam Singh as saying: "The government might have announced a basic MSP but the procurement is next to nil".

"Also, the support price of Rs 487 per quintal is not adequate". They have not taken into account the money paid by farmers to store their produce in the cold storages. During the crop season 2016-17 the total area sown was 6.14 Lakh hectares and the estimated production was 1.56 crore MT.

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