Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy kick-started his village stay campaign “Grama Vastavya 2.0” from Gurmitkal village in Yadgir district on Friday. Stating that he was ready to sleep on roads, Kumaraswamy denied reports that he was getting “5-star treatment” at the village.

“What 5-star arrangements? Ready to sleep on the road. Want to ask the Opposition if I cannot have this basic facility, how will I work every day? A small bathroom was built. I will not be taking it back with me,” Kumaraswamy was quoted as saying by ANI during a press conference in Chandraki village.

“The meaning of coming to school is that through education there will be more development. Before I came, all officers went around villages and created awareness and identified beneficiaries of various schemes. All issues of the villagers are resolved now,” said Karnataka CM.

Kumaraswamy also talked about the growing farmer distress in his state and said, “I have detailed information on loan waivers. Rs 100 crore will be released to Kalaburagi District Central Cooperative Bank. The decision will be taken by the cooperative minister for new loans to farmers.”