CM Yeddyurappa to skip visit to jinxed city

CM Yeddyurappa to skip visit to jinxed city

There is a strong belief that any CM who visits the Chamarajanagar City will lose power. Since then any chief minister of any political party will hesitate to visit this ‘jinxed city’. In the wake of this, this function will now be held in Gundlupet town instead of Chamarajanagar City on November 15.

The district leaders are ready to take any chances and are busy in sprucing up the Gundlupet town for this mega function.

Irked by the blind believes of the CM, Chamarajanagar MLA  C Puttarangashetty has said he would  boycott the programme to be held in Gundlupet. At a news conference here, he said while the functions across the State are being held in all districts headquarters except in Chamarajanagar. The CM is under impression that he would lose power if he visits Chamarajanagar. Just for this reason, this district is denied of development works. The CM is hurting the sentiments of people of the district. “We will meet soon and take a suitable decision”, the MLA added.

The CM has involved in such kind of gimmicks in view of the coming elections to Taluk and Zilla Panchayats. While Rs 30 lakh is being spent for the distribution of sarees in the district alone. In the State, it comes to not less than rupees three to four crores. The district did not have a medical college, law college, no separate co-operative bank and a dairy. The project of supplying drinking water to 197 villagers is gathering dust. He would not have opposed had the programme held in Haradanahalli village. Holding the function in Gundlupet is not at all acceptable, he added.

The government had earmarked ` 10 crore in the previous budget for setting up of Turmeric market in the district, but the funds are yet to be released. Rupees 100 crore has been sanctioned in the State budget for drinking water projects. So far, Detailed Project Report (DPR) has not been prepared let alone releasing the funds. It is hightime the CM sheds his superstition and hold the function in Chamarajanagar City.

Puttrangashetty also demanded the government to distribute compensation immediately to the farmers who lost turmeric, sugar cane and paddy crops in the recent rains.

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