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Funds for all hoblis and taluks in next budget: Yeddyurappa

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An honour: Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math in Tumkur being felicitated on his centenary year in Mysore on Tuesday. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Math are seen.
An honour: Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math in Tumkur being felicitated on his centenary year in Mysore on Tuesday. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji of Suttur Math are seen.

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‘Financial position is healthy’

MYSORE: Exuding confidence of a good economic growth, Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said that the financial position of the State was healthy and the results could be seen in three years.

He was speaking at a function organised here by Akhila Bharatha Veershaiva Maha Sabha to felicitate him and mark the centenary celebrations of Shivakumar Swamiji of Siddaganga Math in Tumkur.

The Chief Minister said that the Government was making use of the services of experts in various fields and had established commissions for the purpose.

Development

“The State is on the path of development and the results would be visible in three years,” Mr. Yeddyurappa said.

He announced that funds would be allocated to all hobli and taluk centres for their comprehensive development in the next budget.

“I earmarked Rs. 100 crore for the city corporations in my previous budget to help shore up infrastructure and a similar scheme will be introduced for all taluk and hobli centres in the State for which sufficient funds will be allocated in the next budget,” Mr. Yeddyurappa said.

Turmoil

Referring to the global financial and economic turmoil which has its repercussions on India, the Chief Minister said that he would convene a meeting of economists and other experts soon to take steps to indemnify the State and its people against the negative fallout and ensure that the economic growth was steady.

‘Loan culture’

“A similar situation will not befall on us as Indians are thrifty by nature and believe in savings,” Mr. Yeddyurappa said and cautioned the people against falling prey to “loan culture”.

Mr. Yeddyurappa reiterated his commitment to development and said that he had asked for formation of knowledge, agriculture and other commissions, and had invited experts from across the country to head them and help put the State on the path of growth and development.

Lashing out at his political opponents, the Chief Minister wondered why those who claimed to espouse public commitment had failed in making use of talent and knowledge of experts.

Mandate

“People of the State have given us the mandate to rule for five years and those who talk of toppling the Government should learn to submit to the will of the people,” the Chief Minister said.

Mr. Yeddyurappa referred to his participation in the National Integration Council meeting in New Delhi on Monday and alleged that the Centre was dithering on the issue of terrorism.

“Instead of taking a strong view on terrorism, it is indulging in blame-game,” he said.

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