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Siddaramaiah governing like a dictator: Yeddy

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Former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa staging a dharna.PHOTO: D.B. PATIL
Former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa staging a dharna.PHOTO: D.B. PATIL

Former Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Wednesday alleged that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was governing the state like a “dictator” and it had isolated him within his own party and legislators.

“Siddaramaiah is governing the state as a dictator and not taking his party legislators and ministers into confidence before implementing any scheme. He has been isolated by his own partymen over several issues including Shaadi Bhagya Yojana,” the Karnataka Janatha Paksha supremo said.

Yeddyurappa was speaking to reporters in the lobby of the Assembly here as he continued his dharna in the well of the House for the second consecutive night Tuesday night and Wednesday also persisting with his demand that the government extend to all communities its scheme to provide Rs 50,000 marriage assistance as given to poor Muslim girls.

The Karnataka Janatha Paksha chief’s comments come in the wake of reports that Siddaramaiah faced tough questions from a section of his party legislators, especially Muslims, over several issues including Shaadi Bhagya yojana at the Congress Legislature Party meeting here on Tuesday.

Yeddyurappa said he would continue the night–long dharna till the end of the 10–day winter session of the legislature which began here on November 25, until the Chief Minister accedes to his demand.PTI


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