MPs gave wrong picture of drought: BKC

MPs gave wrong picture of drought: BKC

The Congress has alleged that BJP MP Venkaiah Naidu and Independent MP Rajeev Chandrashekar portrayed a wrong picture of the drought in Karnataka, in Parliament on Tuesday.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Congress leader B K Chandrashekar said the MPs have said that there was severe shortage of fodder in the State.

However in an all-party meeting convened by Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda, the participants were told that the fodder stock in the State would last till September.

“The MPs should have an elementary knowledge about the issues they raise in the Parliament.

The ruling BJP notified drought-hit taluks in last October, but did not take action to ensure equitable distribution of water.

To cover up for the government’s lapses, Naidu has blamed the Centre for not releasing funds to tackle drought,” Prof Chandrashekar said.

The Congress leader said the Centre has to sanction funds only for meeting crop losses.

Though the State has put the crop loss at Rs 5,000 crore, there is no legal provision to completely meet the loss but only relief can be given, he added.

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