Government has failed to help rain-hit people: Yeddyurappa

Government has failed to help rain-hit people: Yeddyurappa

 BJP national Vice-President B S Yeddyurappa on Tuesday said the State government had failed to come to the rescue of those affected by excessive rains in North Karnataka.

Addressing a press conference here, his first after being appointed the national vice-president, Yeddyurappa said ministers and officials had turned a blind eye to the suffering of the people due to excessive rains.

Crops had been damaged, hundreds of houses had collapsed, lives had been affected but the government was yet to reach out to the people, he said.He said the deputy commissioners of the affected districts, including Raichur, Yadgir, Gulbarga and Bijapur, were yet to send their assessment reports. The chief secretary too had not convened any meeting.

Yeddyurappa said the BJP would send teams to the affected districts to assess the ground realities and submit a report to the government. Agitations would be launched to wake the government from its “slumber”, he added.

On the appointment of Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala, a veteran BJP leader from Gujarat, as Governor of the State, Yeddyurappa said the BJP had no intention of using the governor’s office against the State government.

However, the party will bring the shortcomings of the government to his notice at regular intervals, Yeddyurappa said.

‘Prosecution of CM’

On the BJP’s plans to seek permission from Vala for the prosecution of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah over the illegal denotification of land in Arkavathi Layout, Yeddyurappa said, “We have discussed it. A team has been set up to study it. The party will decide on the future course of action soon.”

He termed as “exceptional” the achievement of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, which completes 100 days in office on Wednesday.

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