Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in a visit to Chandraki village was seen sleeping on the floor. He spent a night at the Government Higher Primary School in Chandraki along with other ministers. He was supposed to visit the Herur village in Afzalpur taluk of Kalaburagi district but it was postponed due to heavy rains.
Kumar Swamy Sleeps on Floor
Hundreds of people greeted the Chief Minister on his visit to Chandraki village in Gurmitkal taluk in north Karnataka’s Yadgir district. He is on a ‘Grama Vaastavya’ or ‘village stay program’, while on a trip he spent the night at the Government Higher Primary School in Chandraki along with other ministers. He was seen sleeping on the floor.
HD Kumaraswamy reached the village by Karnataka Express train on Friday Morning, at the Yadgiri station and greeted him en-route to Chandarki via Gurmitkal. Yadgiri is about 490 km north of Bengaluru in the southern state. He interacted with the villagers, school students and farmers. Majority of the people demanded better schools, more primary health centers, road connectivity, timely supply of seeds and fertilizers and jobs for the educated youth.
He also held a press conference, where he denied reports that he was enjoying a 5-star treatment in the village and said that he was “ready to sleep on the road”.
His next visit
Kumaraswamy’s village home stays during his tenure as chief minister of then JD-S-BJP coalition government in 2006-07 was popular as the people were able to meet him freely and air their grievances or seek his help in solving their problems. Rebeginning his rural outreach program, Kumaraswamy had said he wanted to conduct at least two to four village stay tours every month. “I want to do a minimum of two to four ‘Grama Vaastavya’ every month,” he had told before kick-starting his tour.
On Saturday, Kumaraswamy will drive to Herur hamlet near Afzalpur in the adjacent Kalaburagi district for an overnight stay at a state-run school. For the next weekend, the chief minister will stay for overnight at Basavakalyan in Bidar district and Sindanur in Raichur district in the state’s northern region.