BIDAR: The former Chief Minister and Bidar MP N. Dharam Singh on Saturday criticised Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa for going on a tour to China. Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Singh said, “This is not the time to visit China especially when the State is reeling under drought.” Mr. Singh said the situation in Karnataka was different from that of China and the conditions there would not be applicable to Karnataka. He said drought-relief measures announced by the State Government had not yet materialised.

— Staff Correspondent