Rain fury: Revanna urges to release `15 cr for district

H D Revanna

Addressing press persons here, he said several tanks have breached, houses have collapsed, electric poles have been damaged and roads have been washed away in several areas.

The government should release  ` two crore for each Assembly constituency in the district to take up relief works.

Revanna said he had planned planned improvement of 2,500 km roads connecting connecting Chikkanayakanayakanahalli, Tiptur, Dudda-Hassan, Ballupet, Kodlipet-Arehalli road, Horanadu, Mudigere, Haanabalu, Subramanya roads under the World Bank assistance, while he was PW Minister. Even tenders were called. After the fall of the government, the money earmarked for those works were diverted to the constituencies of Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and PW Minister C M Udasi. The new district-in-charge minister V Somanna should take up the issue. Besides, the government owes ` 64 crore to PWD contractors, he noted. The JD(S) leader said The revised estimate for the construction of engineering college in Hassan has almost doubled following delay in releasing funds.

Even the construction cost of the mini-Vidhana Soudha at Belgaum and HC Bench building in Dharwad too has gone up for the same reason. He defended his remarks against the Assembly Speaker B G Bopaiah and said the latter has lowered the image of the post by acting to the tunes of the CM while disqualifying 11 BJP legislators and five Independent MLAs. He refused to tender apology to the Speaker and said he had obtained all information from the Vidhana Soudha under the RTI act and he need to tender apology to anybody. “My enemy is the CM and not C T Ravi. If my allegations against the Speaker is false, then why the government suspended two officials for providing information”.

Stir planned

 MLA H D Revanna has threatened to launch an agitation if the State Government continues to release water to Tamil Nadu from KRS Dam without protecting interest of farmers of Cauvery basin.

Addressing a news conference here, he said the water can be released only if the water level cross the danger mark. He also flayed the CM for directed officials of Hemavathy Reservoir to release water to KRS so that the water level increases and he could offer bagina to Cauvery River. Revanna said the government has done a wrong thing by releasing water to TN when Hemavathy Reservoir is yet to fill up. Even officials were giving false information to general public regarding release of water.

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