Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah for ‘freedom struggle’ against poverty

Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said the time had come for sustained efforts to remove the ills that are “plaguing our onward march towards progress and prosperity”.

By: Express News Service | Bengaluru | Published: August 16, 2016 1:58:24 am
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inspecting the Guard of Honour during the 70th Independence day celebration at Manekshaw Parade ground in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI Photo Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inspecting the Guard of Honour during the 70th Independence day celebration at Manekshaw Parade ground in Bengaluru on Monday. PTI Photo

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday called for a movement similar to a freedom struggle to counter “poverty, illiteracy, superstition, casteism and communalism” in the country.

Speaking at the Independence Day celebrations in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said the time had come for sustained efforts to remove the ills that are “plaguing our onward march towards progress and prosperity”.

“Incidents like atrocities on Dalits, minorities and women have made right-thinking Indians hang their heads in shame and question civil society,” he said. “Patriotism cannot be reduced to sloganeering.”

 

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