Get govt to act on burning issues: BJP to Governor

Get govt to act on burning issues: BJP to Governor

The State BJP on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Governor H R Bhardwaj, requesting him to direct the government to act on problems plaguing the State.

The memorandum was submitted by State BJP president Pralhad Joshi, accompanied by former chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda and former deputy chief ministers K S Eshwarappa and R Ashoka.

The BJP has asked the governor to take the opposition into confidence and call an all-party meet to discuss the drinking water crisis and measures to address the drought situation on a war-footing.

It has asked the government to roll back the decision to introduce power cuts in the State.

The BJP has suggested that the government, in order to augment the shortfall, can make arrangements to procure electricity from the central grid and increase generation in the State-owned units.

The BJP has also demanded that the government reconsider the KSRTC and BMTC bus fare hike as “people have expressed strong resentment against it”.

Citing the statement of the governor himself that the government had to be activated as it had not taken up any activity during the elections, the BJP said, “The State government has ceased to function after the elections.Many ministers are still in holiday mood, though they have to galvanise the State machinery to tackle drought and water crisis on a war-footing.”