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Congress urges Karnataka Chief Minister to convene an all-party meeting to discuss flood havoc
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Congress urges Karnataka Chief Minister to convene an all-party meeting to discuss flood havoc

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Bengaluru, Aug 13 : Senior Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member V S Ugrappa today urged the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa to convene an all party meeting to discuss the worst-ever flood-situation in the State.

Speaking to newsmen here on Tuesday, he said that “while lakhs of displaced people are left in the lurch because of severe flood conditions in most parts of the State, there is no a full-fledged cabinet in the government”.

Maintaining that the absence of a full-fledged cabinet in place, the flood relief works had been hampered severely, he demanded the Chief Minister to convene an all party meeting immediately to take stock of the situation.

“There is an urgent need to put up a united stand in appealing the Union government to announce more funds to provide relief to the people of the flood-hit districts in Karnataka”.

He also criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi, for not visiting the flood-affected areas in the State.

Alleging that even after 17 days, since taking oath as Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa is not able to form his cabinet, the Congress leader had urged Governor Vajubhai Vala to dismiss the government, if it prolongs the cabinet formation immediately. (UNI)