KSE flays Kharge's remarks against CM

Deputy Chief Minister K S Eshwarappa took Union Minister Mallikarjun Kharge to task for making remarks against Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar.

Kharge and successive Congress governments failed to initiate and complete development projects in the State. Many irrigation schemes in Kharge’s constituency were completed after 40 years, when the BJP government came to power in the State. There was no need for him to make remarks that the chief minister had no knowledge of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region.

Speaking to the media after inaugurating ‘Yatri Nivas’ on the premises of Pant Balekundri temple near here, Eshwarappa said, Kharge should realise that the people in the State have rejected the Congress and elected the BJP to power.

Instead of making statements or speaking lightly about the chief minister, Kharge should extend his co-operation towards the development of the State.

If Kharge was aware of the Hyderabad-Karnataka region, projects in his constituency would not have been languishing for long, he said.

Eshwarappa said the government will introduce amendment bill in the next Legislature session to enable the poor in the urban areas get title deeds of houses built on government revenue land, barring those in the city corporation limits. Similar provision on regularising the houses built on government revenue land in rural areas has already been passed unanimously by both the Houses of the Legislature and the proposal has been sent for Governor’s approval.

“We do not accept the fact that the Governor had delayed okaying the bill deliberately, instead, he had made some suggestions. We expect it to sail through, he said.
Eshwarappa said there was no proposal for the re-expansion of the State Cabinet but a thought was being given on the reshuffling of the portfolios of a couple of ministers.

Students and residents from the North-Eastern states who had left Bangalore and other places were expected to return soon, he said.

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