Where's the JD(S) in these drought-stricken times?
While the leaders of the BJP and Congress have been touring drought-affected areas across the state, Kumara Swamy is enjoying a holiday in Europe.
While the state’s farmers suffer, Kumara Swamy’s energies are more concentrated on his son’s film debut ‘Jaguar’ than the woes of the people of his state. He is currently in Bulgaria searching for good shooting locations for his son’s film.
Kumara Swamy is scheduled to come back to Bengaluru on Tuesday, but only for a short while. He is due to fly back to Bulgaria when the shooting of the film begins.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah himself has visited draught-affected regions and the BJP is planning to submit its study report on drought to the Governor. But the JDS has become totally dis-involved so far.
Reportedly, JDS party workers are not happy with their leaders’ lack of concern and are condemning their negligence towards farmer problems.
Even HD Deve Gowda has limited his concern for the farmers just in condemning the failures of the ruling party. Deve Gowda is now busy campaigning in Kerala for the Assembly elections. JDS has an alliance with LDF and its candidates are contesting in seven constituencies in Kerala.
Deve Gowda is expected to come back to the state on May 14. Among other things, he is also expected to address and solve the problems and differences of opinion that have sprung up in the local JDS ranks. Needless to say, the drought is not among his priorities either.