Bengaluru, Aug 27: Criticising that Chief minister B S Yediyurappa had created three Deputy Chief ministers post to serve political interest the Congress in Karnataka had said that “it was not done in the interests of the people”. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, the KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao, said that “the posts of DyCMs were created in Karnataka to serve political interests of the BJP and not that of the people”. Criticising that the state government had totally failed in addressing the grievances of the flood-hit areas in the state, Rao said that “The State Government have failed totally in convincing the Union government in getting Central funds to take up flood relief works”.
“While the Union Home minister had taken a Aerial view of the flood hit areas, Prime minister has not uttered any words on the plights of the flood-affected people of the state” the KPCC president said. Coming down heavily on the State Government for not taking the Opposition Congress party into confidence in tackling the Flood situation, he said that “It is unprecedent on the part of the state government in ignoring the opposition parties in such a natural disaster scenario”. He said that the KPCC had constituted four flood-study team, headed by former ministers, and received the report submitted from them.
“We have plans to submit a memorandum to the Prime minister through Karnataka Governor Vaju Bhai Vala appealing the Union government to declare the recent-flood hit incident as a national calamity and release adequate funds for the rehabilitation of the displaced people”, he said. The KPCC have also decided to stage a day-long dharna, against the State Government’s failure in tackling the flood situation, in which senior leaders of the party will take part on Thursday. “If the state government continued to play blind to the situation, the KPCC will not hesitate to take the issue to New Delhi and stage dharna near Janthar Manthar to attract the attention of the Union Government” he said.
Referring to rumbling over the portfolio allocation to the ministers in Karnataka, the KPCC president have predicted that the “State Government will fall sooner than we expected”. Opining that during the cabinet expansion, the Central BJP leaders had demoted several senior leaders, including former Chief minister, Jagadish Shettar, former Dy Chief ministers, R Ashok and K S Eshwarappa, he said that “If they have any self respect they should have not accepted the humiliation and continued in the cabinet”.UNI