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CM 'ignored' suggestions of officials

Bangalore, May 15, 2013, DHNS: 8:57 IST
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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, who announced sops worth Rs 4,409 crore soon after swearing in ceremony on Monday, reportedly ignored the officials’ suggestion on the issue.

When the chief minister informed the officials about his plan to announce the schemes in a closed-door meeting held soon after the swearing-in ceremony, some of the bureaucrats reportedly suggested him to wait for few more days as these programmes will have huge financial implications and they have to explore source of funds.

A section of officials also suggested him to announce the schemes in the Governor’s address or budget speech as it would not only boost the image of the government but also helps to study the financial burden on the exchequer, sources said. However, ignoring the suggestions, Siddaramaiah went ahead after chairing the single-man Cabinet meeting.

Some of the legislators were also reportedly upset about the announcements saying that the chief minister could have waited till the formation of Cabinet as they would also like to be part of the decision-making process.

“As these schemes were for the benefit of the poor, we would also like to be part of such decisions,” a senior leader from the Congress told Deccan Herald.

Siddaramaiah had announced a number of populist programmes including distribution of 30 kilo of rice to poor families at Re 1 per kg.

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