K2 News desk : On this day when Mahatma Gandhi became a martyr, they must make self-introspection and make honest efforts to tread the path shown by the Mahatma, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.
Talking to reporters here on Monday after observing two minutes silence to observe the martyrs day, he said as Gandhiji had said his life is a message for everyone and his life history must be read and adopted in their lives. The Mahatma had propagated both truth and morality in life and would use to undergo self-test to ascertain whether he was following it or not to become clean. They have seen Gandhiji adopting this action throughout his life. It was the Mahatma who shown to the world the power of non-violence. He was in forefront of the freedom struggle to get independence through non-violence.
The CM said several unknown people sacrificed their life and property for the sake of independence. The new direction to the country’s freedom struggle was given by Subhas Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Lokamanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak and others. They created awareness about the freedom and converted the satyagraha into a revolution and held tough talks with the Britishers to give freedom. The need of the hour was to ensure the morality in the public life on the basis of the ideology of Gandhi who had a national identity. India has a big history but what it requires is the Culture.
Priority for working classes
Bommai said priority will be given to all the communities in the coming budget and more so to farmers, women, workers. First and the primary work must be to uplift them economically and programs will be on those lines. On the Cabinet expansion, the CM said a suitable decision will be taken at a suitable time.