The BJP government has failed to ensure that the benefits of various schemes, including the old age and widow pensions, reach the beneficiaries, Govindappa, MLA, has said.

Inaugurating “Sahaya Hasta” (helping hand), a campaign launched by Hosadurga taluk unit of the Youth Congress on Monday, Mr. Govindappa alleged that the officers in almost all government departments had stopped working sincerely. “Instead of reaching the benefits of various government schemes to beneficiaries, most officers are busy obeying the orders of the Ministers concerned,” he said.

He urged Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to immediately dissolve the Assembly and seek fresh mandate as it was clear from the recent claims of the former Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa that more than 60 legislators were ready to quit the party and resign from their post to support his proposed Karnataka Janata Paksha.

Youth Congress Wing vice-president A.M. Marularadhya said that the State BJP leaders were busy fighting for Cabinet berths and looting of natural resources by joining hands with some vested interests.


“The Congress party has launched ‘Sahaya Hasta, a’ campaign to ensure that the benefits of government schemes reached actual beneficiaries.

Based on the complaints of some old age pension beneficiaries, the Congress workers, headed by the former legislator Govindappa barged into the tahsildar’s office and took him to task for not providing benefits of schemes to people. When the officer failed to give convincing reply, the former MLA asked the tahsildar to depute one officer to every hobli and ensure that the benefits of schemes reached targeted people.

He warned that a dharna would be staged outside tahsildar’s office if he failed to solve the problems of people at the earliest. Congress workers Shaukath Basha, Prakash Pujar and Wamiksaab were present.

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