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Hubballi: Siddaramaiah demands CM’s resignation over Maha govt’s move of offering health insurance scheme in border villages


Hubballi: Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah has demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, for not protecting the interests of the state and Kannadigas over the Maharashtra government’s move to launch a health insurance scheme in 865 villages in the state’s border districts.

Speaking to reporters here on Wednesday, Siddaramaiah said that the move of the Maharashtra government to implement the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Jan Arogya Yojana in the villages of border districts is a threat to the union system. And it is an invasion on the sovereignty of the state. “The ‘incapable’ CM (Basavaraj Bommai) has not taken any step, and the union government, which was to intervene immediately in this sensitive matter, remained silent,” criticized Siddaramaiah.

Siddaramaiah said it is a clear invasion of Maharashtra on the sovereignty of the state: “Is it possible for the Karnataka government to extend programs of our state to extend them to border districts where Kannadigas are in large numbers?” The move by the Maharashtra government is a threat to India’s federal system. The Union Government should intervene in the matter immediately. And CM should resign for being negligent on this issue,” he stated.

Siddaramiah also said Mahajan commission’s report is final and Karnataka has accepted it, but Maharashtra is evoking the border issue frequently, when it comes to land, water, culture issue of the state, all Kannadigas will remain united and there is no question of ceding an inch of state’s land to them.

Siddaramaiah also demanded the dismissal of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s government over this issue.

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