Kundapur: The state government should consult experts on the Yettinahole project to avoid confusion, said former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa. He was speaking to the mediapersons on the sidelines of his visit to Byndoor to attend the ‘Raitha Chaitanya Yathre’ here, on October 5.
“Review by experts is a must for the project. This project has been already implemented and the work is on; the government should resolve this issue.”
He also said, “I am not depressed rather I am doing the job of the opposition to alert the government on the issues faced by people. If Siddaramaiah thinks that the Raitha Chaitanya Yathre is organized because of depression, he should answer on why the farmers are committing suicide and other issues faced by the people. Instead of holding a legislative assembly session, the ministers and MLA’s are busy with their own work and are destroying the hopes of the people. The ministers are not touring the districts to review the issues faced by people, this symbolizes the failure of the government.”
“I have not lobbied for ministerial berth. I am here in Karnataka to strengthen the party. I accidentally became the MP but in the days to come, the BJP will return to power again with 150 plus seats. Atal Bihari Vajpayee had then extended me an opportunity to become a union minister, which I formally declined; if I was not interested then, why would I bother now?”
He further said that Prime Minister Modi has concerns on the Kalasa Banduri project. “Congress President Sonia Gandhi had visited Goa and stressed on not allowing the project to be implemented, which is the crux of the issue,” he added.
MP of Udupi-Chikkamagaluru LS Constituency Shobha Karandlaje, BJP leaders Kota Srinivas Poojary, Sriramulu, Vijayshanker, MLA Sunil Kumar, BJP president Tingale Vikramarjun Hegde, former MLA Raghupati Bhat and others were present.