Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance is on a 2 day visit to Coimbatore to review the implementation and progress of various central schemes on Thursday.
After a brief discussion with the BJP party leaders and functionaries, the minister addressed the press on the purpose of this visit. Sequentially he glorified the 8 years of successful reign of PM Narendra Modi and his implementation of various developmental schemes.
The minister highlighted on 11,000 farmers benefitting through the PM Kishan Yojana, PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana facilitating free wheat and rice for people below poverty, mudra loan yojana for businessmen, PM Svanidhi scheme for street vendors, PM Jal Jeevan mission including the smart city projects.
Being the minister’s first visit to Coimbatore, he is reported to meet various the officials, beneficiaries and the bank officials regarding the fund sanction and other details on the same.
The minister said, “In the city roads are not good, improper drainage system and solid waste management, water scarcity, commercial tax elevation all these are not concerned with central but with the municipal corporation.”
Remarking on the central reign of PM Modi, he stated that the opposition parties continue to make false accusations against the government’s developmental schemes.
The central finance minister has taken necessary action against the reduction of price of petrol and diesel, but this has not been implemented by the non BJP ruling states.
Following this, he added “According to the part workers review, the state government’s response and support is negative. In spite of allotting 1000 Crore for municipal development under the smart city, the people are unhappy with the administration and it is my responsibility to rectify it”.
The Minister refused to remark on the ruling state government and also on the AIADMK part clash. Finally is reported his schedule to visit industrialists of Coimbatore to discuss on the industrial needs and developmental progress. Followed by his discussion with the District Collector Dr G S Sameeran next day.