Charges on relief works denied

Chief Secretary will furnish details to Governor, Lokayukta

Speaking to media persons at Tinthini in Surapur taluk on Friday, Yeddyurappa said there was no truth in the Governor’s remarks and he has already instructed the Chief Secretary to brief the Governor and Lokayukta Justice Santosh Hegde about the rehabilitation and resettlement works being undertaken by the government.

Bharadwaj, at a function in Bangalore on Thursday, had virtually made a dressing down to the government for not doing enough for the flood victims.

The CM noted that the Governor has made certain remarks about the government’s functioning with regard to flood relief based on complaints from certain sections. “Whatever the Governor has said is not true. My Chief Secretary will make the matters clear,” he said.
He claimed that Union Home Minister P Chidambaram had praised the relief works taken up by the State. “The government has done everything possible and the allegation is not true,” Yeddyurappa said.

Reddy satisfied

Meanwhile, talking to reporters in Dharwad, Revenue Minister G Karunakar Reddy said he was satisfied with the relief works taken up in 12 flood-affected districts. The State government has positively responded to the grievances of the displaced people in north Karnataka region, he said.

Ugrappa flays CM’s ‘arrogance’

The Congress has alleged that the CM exhibited arrogance while reacting to Governor H R Bhardwaj’s views on the relief works in flood-hit areas. The Governor, on Thursday, expressed his ire over the relief works being carried out.

In his reaction to the statement the CM had said he would take the Governor also in the delegation to Delhi next time. Congress leader V S Ugrappa, said: “The Governor holds the highest authority in the State. The CM cannot say that he will take him (Governor) in his delegation. It shows his arrogance. He has no respect for the Governor’s post.”

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