HD Kumaraswamy fulfills promise before trust vote loss

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HD Kumaraswamy in Lok Sabha Assembly
HD Kumaraswamy in Lok Sabha Assembly

Bengaluru : Before losing trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly, HD Kumaraswamy kept his promise and signed his one last order of waiving off loans of farmers with land less than 2 hectare and income less than Rs 1 lakh per year.

Kumaraswamy revealed Wednesday that he signed this last order on Tuesday, hours before witnessing his government fall in the state Assembly by 6 votes after 4-day long confidence motion proceedings.

The Governor has asked HD Kumaraswamy to continue as the caretaker till new government takes charge. Meanwhile, he has been barred from taking any major policy decision, like loan waiver of the landless-labours.

A day after he lost trust vote, he addressed a press conference in Bengaluru, expressing satisfaction in managing to score his parting shot.

“I am satisfied that I’ve brought this. It will apply to those who availed loans before this act came to being. This is an opportunity to better people’s lives. This act lasts for a year and within that time the details of loans have to be submitted.” Kumaraswamy said while thanking the bureaucrats who according to him made it possible for his government to implement a few significant welfare schemes in the short 14-months despite continuous attempts to destabilize his government.