Udupi: “The CM Siddaramaiah led Congress government has given the worst administration in the history of Karnataka,” alleged K S Eshwarappa, former Deputy Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition. He was addressing a press meet at the BJP office here, on December 14.
“Officials battling against sand mining are attacked and threatened. Rape and harassment on women is at a peak. Police officials are murdered and the funds allocated to dalits and backward classes are being looted. The government to shadow its irregularities and administrative failures is busy creating confusion among people on Yettinahole and Kalasa Banduri projects. The government should soon constitute an expert committee to review the project, said Eshwarappa.
He also said that the Panchayat Raj Amendment Bill has been passed by government without addressing key issues. The cabinet rank of the Zilla Panchayat president is in vain. The de-centralisation of power was the key factor of the Ramesh Kumar report which has been neglected. The central government has released Rs 25 lakh for the development of Gram Panchayats while the state government has not released a single rupee. The Gram Panchayats today have no money and no power. The government has issued a notification which directs the Gram Panchayat to manage resources to pay electricity bills.
Commenting on Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, H K Patil’s promise to complete installing 7000 water purifying units in villages by March 2016, he said that Patil’s department has not even to managed to install 1000 units. “Patil should resign from the post of minister on moral grounds.”
“The Karnataka Government under the leadership of CM Siddaramaiah is facing administrative crisis. Farmers are committing suicide. 900 debt ridden farmers have committed suicide while the promise made by CM Siddaramaiah to pay Rs 5,00,000 to the families of farmers who have ended their lives by committing suicide is in vain.” Hitting hard on distribution of LED lights, he said that the central government provides bulb Rs 400 for this purpose but there is no contribution of the state government for the same. The state government should not misguide people on the same, he added.
He also stated that the BJP was hopeful of winning 10-15 seats in the upcoming MLC elections.
BJP district president Tingale Vikramarjun Hegde, Mattaru Rathnakar Hegde, Shyamala Kunder, Kuthyar Naveen Shetty and others were present.