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Aravind Limbavali
Aravind Limbavali

Staff Correspondent

He has visited the district only eight times in the last one year

HASSAN: Hassan district in-charge Minister Aravind Limbavali has created a record of sorts by abstaining from several government functions in Hassan district.

He has visited the district only eight times in the last one year.

Meetings

He has chaired only two review meetings so far — one pertaining to the Karnataka Development Programme and the other on seeking Central assistance to provide compensation to potato growers who suffered loss due to blight. Mr. Limbavali is also the Minister in-charge of Bagalkot. He did not participate in the Independence Day programme or Republic Day programme in Hassan. Transport Minister R. Ashok unfurled the national flag on both the occasions here.

Mr. Limbavali did not participate in the meeting chaired by Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Shobha Karandlaje to review the drinking water situation and implementation of the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in the district in March.

The Chief Minister, B.S. Yeddyurappa, has visited Hassan district 10 times in the last one year.

Displeasure

Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in the district had conveyed their displeasure over the “neglect” of Mr. Limbavali towards Hassan. During campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections, Mr. Yeddyurappa had assured the party leaders that the Hassan district in-charge Minister would be changed after the elections.

Mr. Limbavali did not visit Hassan during the electioneering.

He was not present at the foundation-stone laying ceremony for the Gundia hydel power project on Saturday.

He did not visit the project site even when there were agitations against the project nor he discussed the matter with environmentalists.

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