Cong leaders launch tirade against govt

Poor implementation of schemes is the focus at the hustings
Last Updated 30 March 2011, 18:10 IST

Even Bangarpet wouldn’t have such a facility once the bypoll was over, said Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa stating that the scenario was just an indication of the poor administration by the BJP government.

Muniyappa was campaigning for Congress candidate K M Narayanaswamy at Ainorahosahalli in the taluk on Wednesday. He criticised the BJP government for not fulfiling its promises to people of the State.

He said the BJP government has spent crores of rupees on addressing various issues dogging the State, but it didn’t find a permanent solution for any of them.
Rehash of old projects

“The State government distributed bicycles to students, but failed to ensure quality of education; instead of providing employment opportunities, the government gave saree worth Rs 50 - Rs 100 to women; it cheated the farmers by allocating just Rs two crore for the permanent irrigation project worth several crores,” said Muniyappa.

The ruling party’s separate agriculture budget was nothing but a rehash of old projects, he added.

He said: “The BJP’s main policy is to violate its own rules.”

MLC Nazir Ahmed, former legislator Nisar Ahmed, Zilla Panchayat members
Ramachandra and M S Anand, vice-president Aslam Pasha, Town Municipality president K Chandrareddy, former president Shamshuddin, Block Congress president Parthasarathi were present on the occasion.

Speaking at a similar event in Kamasamudra, Congress leader JCB Narayanappa said the BJP government has not been able to rehabilitated the flood-affected people of north Karnataka, though it collected crores of rupees as fund for the relief work from the public and non-residential Indians too.  

Schemes not implemented

Though the ruling party pressed the Centre for special status to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region under Article 371 of the Indian Constitution, it failed to implement the Centre’s schemes properly.

“The Central government supplied foodgrains enough for the poor, but the State government deceived them by distributing the ration in the unit-based system,” he added.

The Centre released funds for development work to be taken up under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, but the government has failed in implementing the scheme and thereby deprived the rural people of their regular source of income, he added.

(Published 30 March 2011, 18:10 IST)

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