Blame game on, Gowda writes to PM



In a letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, H D Deve Gowda, former Prime Minister said he had not witnessed over the last five decades such unprecedented rains as being received now in North Karnataka.

Unfortunately, the BJP government in the State is busy training its ministers with its leaders Narendra Modi and Arun Jaitley preparing them for the next 20 years.
There cannot be a more glaring example of criminal negligence and sheer indifference on the part of the State government to the plight of the people.

“The people of Karnataka are citizens of India first and as such deserve your urgent attention. I request you to undertake an aerial survelliance of the worst affected districts before the fold of water recede to assess the damage,” Gowda said in his letter.

No precaution

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy said if the government had taken precautionary measures then the situation would have been not as worse as now.
He also said that instead of hurling criticism, his party had decided to help the people in distress. Each family will get 25 kg of rice, clothes and blankets for each of the affected families.

Kumaraswamy also said that he will camp for next 15 days in the flood-hit places to provide the required help to the villagers.

The government employees, industrialists and all citizens should contribute liberally to the the Chief Minister’s relief fund, he appealed.

CM asked to explain

Speaking to media persons in Bangalore, KPCC president R V Deshpande said the Chief Minister  has said hundreds of crores of rupees have been released for the rehabilation works. He should explain whether the funds are from the Centre or the State.
The Centre itself had released Rs 280 crore to the State. It is better if the Chief Minister explains for which districts he has released Rs 100 crore, he added.
However, he also said that five teams of the Congress would travel the flood-hit areas from Sunday.

After studying the havoc, a memorandum will be submitted to the Centre and the State.

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