Government facing Rs 10,000 crore revenue deficit: CM

Funds for development will continue

Speaking after inaugurating SSK Study Chair at Karnatak University in Dharwad he expressed dissatisfaction over the style of functioning of Public Works Minister C M Udasi and his Ministry.

He said though the Government had released Rs 1,500 crore special grant, developmental works were not progressing. Because of lack of interest among the elected people’s representatives and officials, the works were not implemented properly.

Speaking to reporters in Bijapur Yeddyurappa said that the date, and duration of the State Legislature’s Winter Session would be decided at the Cabinet meeting to be held in Bangalore on Friday (September 25) at 11:00 am. He said that the issue had been discussed with Legislative Council Chairman Veeranna Mattikatti, and Legislative Assembly Speaker Jagdish Shettar.

PDS misuse

Yeddyurappa said that steps have been taken to check the misuse of Public Distribution System (PDS) cards. Deputy commissioners have been instructed to take action against fair price shop owner who are involved in the misuse of PDS cards. In Belgaum Yeddyurappa said that the Government had decided not to hold the winter Legislature Session in Belgaum as most of the institutions there were busy in making preparations for the World Kannada Meet.

He said holding the session may affect the preparations for the mega Kannada meet. Therefore, the Government had decided not to hold the session there. He said the Cabinet meeting to be held on Friday in Bangalore would decide whether the winter session would be 15 days or 20 days.

The Chief Minister refuted allegations of the Congress Party that the BJP Government had failed to implement the decisions taken in the special session held in Belgaum and and the Cabinet meetings held in Gulbarga. “The allegations are baseless. We have records to prove what we have done. We will show them in the winter session.” Answering a query on measures taken to rehabilitate the flood affected people, he said the Government had taken all the necessary measures to provide temporary shelter and opened gruel centres for the affected people.

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