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Administration has come to a halt under Siddaramaiah: Yeddyurappa

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‘Non-Congress parties will put up a united front in Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka’

State president of Karnataka Janata Paksha B.S. Yeddyurappa participating in a protest rally against ‘the anti-people policies of the State and Central governments’ in Shimoga on Monday.— Photo: VAIDYA
State president of Karnataka Janata Paksha B.S. Yeddyurappa participating in a protest rally against ‘the anti-people policies of the State and Central governments’ in Shimoga on Monday.— Photo: VAIDYA

President of Karnataka Janata Paksha B.S. Yeddyurappa has said the administration machinery in the State has become paralysed after Siddaramaiah assumed charge as Chief Minister.

The non-Congress political parties would face Lok Sabha election in Karnataka together. The Congress would not be able to win more than four Lok Sabha seats in Karnataka. Mr. Siddaramaiah would have to tender resignation from his post after Lok Sabha elections, he said at a protest meet organised by Karnataka Janata Paksha against the State government here on Monday.

The Congress government in the State had failed on many fronts. Government officials had been transferred in an unscientific manner. The performance of the Congress government was poor in revenue mobilisation.

The development works have come to standstill after Mr. Siddaramaiah has become Chief Minister, he said. He alleged that Mr. Siddaramaiah was trying to create a rift between various castes for his personal gains. Mr. Siddaramaiah who projected himself as a champion of backward classes had failed to take initiatives for their welfare. Performance of the Congress in Lok Sabha elections in Karnataka would be poor owing to the wrong decisions taken by Mr. Siddaramaiah, he said.

Mr. Yeddyurappa also slammed the Anna Bhagya scheme of the State government. Owing to the failure of the Congress that was in power for many years to uplift the poor, schemes such as Anna Bhagya have become inevitable. The government had fixed unscientific targets for collection of levy rice due to which the price of rice in open market had slumped resulting in loss for farmers. In the name of providing rice to poor families, the Congress government was actually harassing small and marginal farmers. He urged the government to enhance the minimum support price of paddy to Rs. 1,500 per quintal and start the procurement process immediately.

Reacting to the statements issued by Mr. Siddaramaiah here on Sunday that the State exchequer suffered a huge loss due to illegal mining during the Bharatiya Janata Party rule, Mr. Yeddyurappa said he tried to prevent illegal mining during his tenure as Chief Minister.

“My family members were not involved in illegal mining. Let the State government order a probe in this regard. If the role of my family members is proved, I will retire from politics.”

Former ministers Shobha Karandlaje, C.M. Udasi, H. Halappa, Bailahongal, MLA Vishwanath Patil, president of Karnataka State Cooperative Apex Bank R.M. Manjunatha Gowda were present.


  • Performance of the Congress government has been poor in revenue mobilisation, he says

  • ‘The Congress is harassing small farmers in the name of providing rice to poor families’


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