M.P. Renukacharya, former Minister, alleged that administration had “come to a standstill”. Farmers in over 51 taluks in the State have sustained huge crop losses owing to drought, while others have suffered losses due to floods.

The government had not yet rushed to their rescue or even formed the appropriate committees to assess crop loss, he said.

Addressing presspersons here on Wednesday, Mr. Renukacharya said that no Minister had convened a meeting to take stock of the situation in any part of the State, although rain had played havoc in many places including Davangere. This has proved the “apathy of the Congress government” towards farmers, he said.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah seems to be under the impression that his duty had been discharged by just announcing schemes such as the Anna Bhagya and Ksheera Bhagya, he alleged. The Chief Minister has yet to visit any rain-affected area or drought-hit taluk in the State.

Mr. Renukacharya further alleged that the Congress government had indulged in “transfer deals”. Many Ministers had collected money from officials for transferring them to places of their choice in the State. When the Ministers will collect money from officers, how could Ministers command respect from the officials, he asked and said that people of the whole State were disappointed by the “ineffective governance” of the Congress government in the last four months.

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