Karnataka: Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has voiced concerns over the future of the Karnataka Milk Federation’s (KMF) flagship brand, Nandini, amidst the central government’s aggressive push for privatization.
In a strongly-worded tweet, Siddaramaiah warned the people of Karnataka to be cautious of the double-engine government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.
He accused the central government of planning to sell off assets belonging to the people of Karnataka and endangering the Nandini brand, which has been built and nurtured by the state’s farmers.
“Be cautious of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, and their double-engine government! First, they will sell all the assets belonging to Kannadigas. Then, after destroying our banks, they are now determined to destroy Nandini KMF – a brand built by our farmers,” tweeted Siddaramaiah.
The former Chief Minister’s concerns come in the wake of the central government’s ongoing privatization drive that has led to the sale of several public sector undertakings.
Critics argue that these moves have jeopardized the livelihoods of thousands of employees and diminished the role of regional brands in local economies.
Nandini KMF, established in 1974, has been a source of pride for the people of Karnataka.
It is a cooperative organization that has been instrumental in uplifting the rural economy by providing.