Yediyurappa dismisses Kumaraswamy’s claim on flood relief


Taking a dig at his predecessor H.D. Kumaraswamy, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Sunday asked if Mr. Kumaraswamy was the Prime Minister to say the Centre would not release a second instalment of flood relief funds.

Speaking to reporters at the helipad in Chitradurga, Mr. Yediyurappa said that despite being a former Chief Minister, Mr. Kumaraswamy did not how to speak. “Out of frustration, he is speaking lightly about the funds granted by the Centre,” he said.

Mr. Yediyurappa said a second instalment of funds would be released to the State in November or December to carry out more flood relief works.

Legislature session

He also said the legislature session was moved from Belagavi to Bengaluru after the Deputy Commissioner of Belagavi wrote to the State government not to conduct the session there at this time as locals were in distress following floods in the northern districts of the State. The CM added that the next session would be conducted in Belagavi.

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