Ahead of the meeting tomorrow to discuss about Cauvery issue, HD Kumaraswamy led coalition government is gifting I-Phones to all MP’s – irrespective of party affiliations. However, the BJP MP’s have rejected the Gift Kit of the Karnataka Government. An MP wishing to be unnamed said “The Government cannot buy us or influence us through such gifts he said”
Rajeev Chandrashekar, was the first one to tweet:
U claim Austerity; pourkarmikas r being denied salaries, but pub money used 4 ths kind of expnsve gifts? 😏
Im returng thm to u 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/0jZKhnXhuM
— Rajeev Chandrasekhar 🇮🇳 (@rajeev_mp) July 17, 2018
HD Kumaraswamy, who is in New Delhi ducked questions from reporters, saying ‘Nanage Maahiti illa” (I don’t have information on the gifting of I-phones).
HDK’s ‘Austere’ Government remains only on paper. His cabinet colleague Zameer Ahmed was firm on getting a bigger car and insisted he get the Fortuner car used by the earlier Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaih. Kumaraswamy himself uses the Range Rover which gives a poor mileage. (Kumaraswamy rejected the government alloted car for medical reasons).
His brother and PWD Minister uses Government funded fuel to travel daily to his constituency as his Astrologer has suggested that he will lose power if he occupies the Government alloted quarters as it is not Vaastu compliant.