Revanna flays State Government

Urged to ease fertiliser problem, complete road development works

Addressing a press conference in Hassan on Friday, he denied to comment about the delay tactics adopted by the Union Government in this regard. He demanded the resignation of Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah and Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for disrespecting the constitution.

“There is some truth in the statement made by Congress leader D K Shivakumar for removal of the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and tacit support by BJP leaders for ouster of Yeddyurappa.  Sixty per cent of the leaders in BJP circles were dissatisfied with functioning style of chief minister in the State. Some BJP leaders of the State wanted Yeddyurappa to step down from his post as he was facing serious corruption charges”, he said.

Revanna alleged that BJP is involved in horse trading to woo disqualified MLAs to get suitable majority. A lot of suspicion has stemmed in about the extension of support to BJP government by these disqualified MLAs after the Supreme Court verdict as they had demanded the ouster of B S Yeddyurappa when they had rebelled against him earlier.

Fertiliser shortage 

Revanna urged the government to ease fertiliser shortage in the district as farming activities geared up owing to early showers.

There is a demand of 1.20 lakhs tonnes of fertiliser, but district administration has not taken any steps to meet this demand. The ryots who were jolted by crop loss and other problems are already hitting the streets condemning the shortage of fertiliser in many parts of the district.

Unable to bear the crop loss and other problems, hundreds of farmers have mortgaged their lands to persons from Kerala State. In return, the Kerala farmers are making huge profit by producing bumper crop by growing ginger and other alternate crops. The government must take steps to protect the interest of farmers before they launch massive agitation against the BJP government misrule.

Revanna flayed the State Government for not releasing funds for completion of road development works which was taken up during his period under World Bank assistance in the district.

This included Hassan-Dudda road, Arkalgud road and other roads. A huge project for developing of roads was taken up during his period in all the 28 districts of the State at the cost of  `  4800 crore under the assistance from World Bank. Though the Union Government has given approval for this project, the State government is not willing to implement this project, he added. CMC president C R Shankar was present at the meet.  

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