Congress MLAs sore over transfers

The issue of ministers not heeding to the party legislators’ requests, especially those on transferring officials, dominated the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting held on Tuesday.

The party legislators are learnt to have complained to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and KPCC president G Parameshwara on the issue. It was the grouse of the MLAs that officials close to leaders of the rival parties continue to hold the same post and the ministers of respective departments have refused to transfer such officials.

The legislators are learnt to have complained that they were finding it difficult to get jobs done from such officials.

Lapses in Anna Bhagya

Besides, lapses in implementation of Anna Bagya Yojane were highlighted by many legislators. A large number of eligible people do not have BPL ration cards. The Food and Civil Supplies department officials are not helping people to get new cards, they alleged.

KPCC president Parameshwara reportedly said that the government should take immediate steps to plug loopholes in the scheme. The decision to discontinue supply of rice to APL card holders is not proper. The government should explore ways to restore supply of rice to them, he added.

He further said ministers should try to visit the KPCC in Bangalore every day at least after the session and hold consultations with the party workers. Though a clear direction has been issued a month ago to all the ministers in this regard, not many have visited the office, he added.

Hike in MLA grant

Bowing to the demand from the party MLAs, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is learnt to have promised to increase annual local area development funds to legislators to Rs two crore from the present one crore. A large number of legislators demanded to increase the grant to
Rs three crore.

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