Congress Karnataka chief DK Shivakumar on Monday visited a Nandini Milk parlour within the Hassan amid the continued costs and counter-charges between the ruling BJP and the Opposition Congress and JD(S) over Amul’s announcement of foraying into the Karnataka market.
Mr Shivakumar expressed help for Karnataka’s homegrown milk model Nandini, which he claimed is best that that of the Gujarat-based dairy cooperative Amul. He was seeing shopping for and consuming Nandini merchandise
“We have already got Nandini which is a greater model than Amul…We do not want any Amul…our water, our milk, and our soil is robust,” Mr Shivakumar instructed ANI.
“In Karnataka, it is a query of our farmer’s rights. Greater than 70 lakh farmers produce milk and provides it to Nandini. Gujarat’s Amul can also be by farmers. But it surely’s not proper to push Amul ahead and Nandini again. Their (BJP) authorities has not offered any assist to farmers. We now have to avoid wasting our product and our farmers,” Mr Shivakumar stated.
The Congress chief stated that the ruling BJP authorities had “raised the costs of all dairy merchandise and so they have not achieved any assist to farmers. In between, we’re within the scenario the place we won’t promote milk.”
In the meantime, Police detained employees of Karnataka Rakshana Vedike in Bengaluru, who protested over Amul’s entry into the State.
Amul had just lately introduced that it’ll promote dairy merchandise in Bengaluru following which Opposition Congress and the JD(U) expressed their protest.
Bharatiya Janta Occasion (BJP) has hit out on the Congress for working a “misinformation marketing campaign.” State BJP common secretary Ravi Kumar said that Nandini is on quantity two place in India ever since BJP got here to energy in Karnataka.
“Nandini is on quantity two place in the entire nation, so within the coming days, we will even export to totally different international locations, that is our concept. Nandini merchandise are provided in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Nandini’s milk can also be used to make laddoos in Tirupati temple,” added Ravi Kumar.
BJP state common secretary Aswathnarayan stated that fomer chief ministers Siddaramaiah of the Congress and HD Kumaraswamy of JD(S) together with some others like DK Shivakumar had been over the previous few days spreading misinformation and “hulla gulla.”
BJP chief Amit Malviya had on Sunday tweeted, “There’s a purpose why India does not TRUST Congress. They LIE! Newest being the misinformation marketing campaign that Karnataka Milk Federation, which owns Nandini, goes to merge with Amul. Listed here are the details – BJP has achieved way more to strengthen KMF and make Nandini a world model.”
Mr Malviya in a collection of tweets clarified that Amul is not going to be coming into Karnataka and each Amul and KMF promote their merchandise throughout quick-commerce platforms.
“Amul is NOT coming into Karnataka – Each Amul and KMF promote their merchandise throughout quick-commerce platforms – KMF’s turnover went up by 10,000 crore after BJP got here to energy in 2019. In 2022, turnover stood at 25,000 crore, of which 20,000 crore went again to farmers of Karnataka,” he tweeted.
His assertion comes on the heels of Karnataka Chief of Opposition (LoP) and Congress chief Siddaramaiah tweet on Sunday that the State’s milk product was affected because the day union cooperative minister Amit Shah spoke about the opportunity of a merger between the Karnataka Milk Federation and Amul.
“KMF is nation’s second largest milk cooperative – KMF has depots in Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu. 15 per cent of KMF’s whole gross sales is exterior Karnataka – Nandini is exported to Singapore, UAE and plenty of different international locations – Amul and KMF are NOT merging,” tweeted Mr Malviya.
There’s a purpose why India does not TRUST Congress. They LIE! Newest being the misinformation marketing campaign that Karnataka Milk Federation, which owns Nandini, goes to merge with Amul. Listed here are the details
– BJP has achieved way more to strengthen KMF and make Nandini a world model
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) April 9, 2023
Mr Malviya additional said that underneath the BJP authorities, Karnataka has turn out to be a milk surplus state and that the dairy farms are doing very nicely.
“Underneath the BJP, Karnataka is a milk surplus state. Dairy farmers are doing very nicely. – Congress, which is shedding crocodile tears for model Nandini, opposed the anti-cow slaughter invoice, permitted of our nandinis being slaughtered – BJP plans to make Nandini a much bigger model,” he tweeted.
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