Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy Sleeps On Floor During Village Stay Programme
Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy impressed locals at Chandraki village in Gurmitkal taluk in north Karnataka’s Yadgir by sleeping on the floor, as a part of his village stay programme.
On his arrival at the village, the Chief Minister was greeted by hundreds of people. “A huge crowd welcomed Kumaraswamy when he alighted from Karnataka Express train in the wee hours (3:27 am) at the Yadgir station and greeted him en-route to Chandarki via Gurmitkal,” an official of the chief minister’s office said.
After checking into a state-run school, which has been renovated for the overnight stay, Kumaraswamy held a ‘Janata Darshan’ (pubic interaction) to know first-hand the problems of the people and address their grievances.
“Hundreds of people, including women, youth, farmers, artisans, traders and other rural folks from surrounding villages flocked to Chandraki and made a beeline to the school for meeting Kumaraswamy on his maiden visit to the hamlet as chief minister,” said the official.
Majority of the people petitioned the chief minister for better schools, more primary health centres, road connectivity, timely supply of seeds and fertilisers and jobs for the educated youth.
“The chief minister was also treated to a cultural programme of the region and had dinner with the students of the school he is staying for the night,” added the official.
After the programme, Kumaraswamy slept on the floor after spreading a bedsheet- a move which deeply impressed the locals and gave them an impression of his simplicity and humbleness.
This is the second time he is staying overnight in a village to interact with its people and know their problems first-hand to address them on the spot- a practise dating to his tenure as chief minister of then JD-S-BJP coalition government in 2006-07.
On Saturday, CM Kumaraswamy will drive to Herur village near Afzalpur in the Kalaburagi district for an overnight stay at a state-run school.
Next week (June 28-29), the chief minister will stay overnight at Basavakalyan in Bidar district and Sindanur in Raichur district in the northern Karnataka.