Sreenivas accuses Jayachandra of interfering in his work

Sreenivas accuses Jayachandra of interfering in his work

 Simmering differences within the Siddaramaiah Cabinet have come to the fore again, with Revenue Minister Sreenivas Prasad accusing Law Minister T B Jayachandra of interfering in his work. 

Prasad, who is in the national capital to meet Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to seek compensation for drought-hit districts, told reporters on Thursday that “indeed Jayachandra is interfering in my department affairs, to which I have strongly objected”. 

Political experience

“I am also a senior minister in the government. I too have vast political experience as I have served as union minister in the past. 

“I have told the law minister not to interfere in my department, to which he has agreed,” Prasad said.

The row erupted after Jayachandra recently came to Delhi and met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek central assistance for relief work in flood-hit areas.

Sent to Delhi

Apparently, Jayachandra was sent to Delhi by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to meet Singh.Srinivas Prasad reportedly objected to Jayachandra meeting the Home Minister without his knowledge, as drought and flood relief are the domain of the Revenue department. 

Prasad, who is learnt to have complained to Siddaramaiah against the law minister, said, “Now, the matter is settled as Jayachandra agreed not to interfere in the affairs of the Revenue department”.  Recently, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president G Parameshwara had accused the Siddaramaiah government of being unable to check corruption.

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