Kumaraswamy denies BSY charges
The JD(S) State unit president H D Kumaraswamy, on Tuesday, denied B S Yeddyurappa’s claim that the party had been in touch with Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, in a bid to destabilise the BJP government.
Yeddyurappa had also alleged that Gowda planned to run the government with JD(S) support, after making him and his followers quit the party.
He had also charged the chief minister of releasing grants to JD(S) MLAs, while rejecting similar pleas by the BJP legislators. Sadananda Gowda has been maintaining cordial relationship with JD(S) supremo
H D Deve Gowda and Kumaraswamy ever since he became the chief minister. The JD(S) has come to his rescue on several occasions, including during the recently concluded byelections, he added.
Kumaraswamy retaliated by accusing Yeddyurappa of playing the caste card everytime he finds himself in a fix.
“Yeddyurappa who has paralysed the entire State machinery solely to regain power has no moral right to comment against others,” he said.
The party floor leader in the Legislative Assembly H D Revanna accused the State government of turning a blind eye to severe shortage of fodder in the State.
Addressing the media in the City, he said the government was insensitive as it has failed to respond to the fodder crisis.
“I have written to both the chief minister and animal husbandry minister asking them to act immediately to tackle the situation. However, I am yet to get a reply,” he said.
He noted that infighting in the BJP party was responsible for abysmal governance in the State.
Lack of infrastructure in medical colleges and non-compliance with Medical Council of India (MCI) guidelines have caused seven government colleges to lose around 40 PG seats each, Revanna said.
“If only the State government was vigilant, it would not have lost 200 to 240 PG medical seats,” he added.