Yeddyurappa gags ministers

 
Yeddyurappa, it is learnt, told his colleagues in the Cabinet meeting that there is a need to maintain a good rapport with the Centre. Now, the State government has to chalk out a detailed plan to properly utilise the Rs 1,000 crore aid from the Centre, he added.

On the demand for waiving off farmers’ loans in North Karnataka, the CM is learnt to have directed the ministers not to speak about it in public as there is a need for the State to work jointly with the Centre. The Cabinet welcomed S V Ranganath, who recently took over as the chief secretary.

The CM also did some tough talking about the working style of his Cabinet colleagues and officials. At the all-party meeting, he said, “No minister should be seen in Bangalore and Vidhana Soudha. Every one of them should be available at the districts and oversee the rehabilitation work. After chalking out plans in the next two days, even I will be spending time in North Karnataka,” he said.

Officials, who are committed to the rehabilitation work and willing to stay for longer time in villages, will be picked and deployed to those areas. A high-level meeting of officials will be held on Monday, he added.

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