'Teachers, graduates aware of State govt's failure'

Udupi-Chikmagalur MP Jayaprakash Hegde said there are bright chances of Congress candidates winning the polls of South-West Teachers and Graduates constituencies.

The Congress has emerged into the field with firm determination and strong home work that was lacking during previous occasions.

Speaking to media persons, the MP said that the Congress has fielded S P Dinesh and Hosur Ramesh Joyappa as the candidates for South-West Graduates and Teachers constituencies respectively. “We are receiving positive responses when we go seeking votes. Congress had not taken these polls seriously in previous elections. We are working on it since last six months. Teachers and graduates are well aware of the fact of government’s failure in addressing their grievances.

BJP MLCs never raised the issues bothering teachers and graduates in the Council. Added to that elected people representatives have never shown any courtesy to discus the issue even in Assembly, he ridiculed and said BJP has misused the administrative powers couple of times by illegally calling the meets of teachers summoning through BEOs and using the occasion to seek votes.

The attempt will prove to be an utter failure. Government has also failed to allot unemployment allowances for the unemployed youths. The issues like transfer of extra teachers and also closing down Kannada medium schools have affected teachers badly, he added.

Hegde said his tenure as an MP has received good start with opportunities flooding in during budget sessions to raise questions and also participate in the deliberations in Lok Sabha. He said he raised issues concerning LPG problems and also took part in the debate involving commerce department.

Funds for fisheries

MP said that he has taken up the issue of fisheries as fisheries is the second biggest employment providing sector next only to agriculture. He said central government is expecting final estimate from state government for various projects involving fisheries department. Only line estimate is been sent by the state government and hence the funds are not yet released by the central government for many projects.

Stating that sea erosion in Kodi region of Kundapur taluk has begun much before heavy rains, MP said the problem has aroused owing to the pressure in sea water that resulted following the construction of channel for the break water in Gangolli.
“I was told that state government has ordered that funds for measures to prevent sea erosion problem should not be released from natural calamity funds. However, the problem needs immediate attention,” he added.

He also said that he has called for the vigilance committee meeting shortly after the poll code conduct over and has asked CEO to give details over funds released from central government, he added.

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