Oppn MLAs got multiple 'G' sites: Yeddyurappa

Oppn MLAs got multiple 'G' sites: Yeddyurappa

CM dares them to return sites, says he made son return his

Piloting the Appropriation Bill in the Legislative Council, Yeddyurappa utilised the platform of the Upper House to touch on a host of issues including the stand taken by the Opposition, the conduct of the Governor, the remarks by senior party leader L K Advani and his future plans to gear up the administration.

With the Congress and JD(S) members boycotting the proceedings, Yeddyurappa launched a non-stop 50 minute diatribe targeting the Opposition for its non-cooperation and for making baseless allegations against the State government.

“I made my son return the ‘G’ category site allotted to him. Will Opposition legislators do the same? Some of them have procured two to three sites,” Yeddyurappa remarked in response to the allegations of nepotism made by the Opposition against him. But he did not name any Opposition leader who have taken multiple G category sites.

Fixed tenure for babus

He said the government was contemplating providing a two-year tenure on a posting for bureaucrats. “They will be made accountable for the progress made in their departments or will have to face action. The move will instill more responsibility in them,” Yeddyurappa said.

Temple grants

He said that he was grateful to the “almighty and the people of the State for coming to my rescue. Yeddyurappa said he would continue to offer grants to temples and mutts besides distributing sarees to poor women.

Opposition leaders are not chieftains to dictate terms to him, who has been elected by the people, he thundered.

Yeddyurappa said he had taken the comments made by senior party leader L K Advani on the functioning of his government in the right spirit. “I will try to improve the image of my Government and the State party unit within three months,” he said.

Announcements

Yeddyurappa concluded his speech making three announcements - self employment scheme for 50,000 people from backward communities, development projects totalling Rs 50 crore for welfare of nomads and financial help for one lakh families involved in hereditary vocations.

The budget was later passed by voice vote without any discussion.

CM slams Governor’s action

In his first comment on the Head of the State in the legislature since the recent political turmoil, Chief Minister Yeddyurappa on Tuesday wondered why Governor H R Bhardwaj recommended President’s Rule in the State.

“Soon after the Supreme Court set aside the disqualification of 11 BJP legislators, the MLAs sent letters to Raj Bhavan pledging support to the government. Yet the Governor sent a report to the Centre recommending President’s Rule. I am thankful that the Centre rejected the same,” Yeddyurappa said.

The Chief Minister said the Governor had previously recommended President’s Rule in October last year, despite the government proving its majority on the floor of the House.

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