CM Siddu strikes a chord with his people in Varuna

Launches, dedicates works worth Rs 84.85 cr in Varuna constituency

CM Siddu strikes a chord with his people in Varuna

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, on Tuesday, dedicated and launched various developmental works, besides extending benefits, total worth Rs 84.95 crore.

Varuna constituency, represented by the chief minister himself in the Assembly, had a lion’s share in it.Addressing a mammoth gathering, the chief minister said, he was indebted to the people in Varuna for having supported him ever since he took to politics as a taluk board member in the year 1978. It was a part of Chamundeshwari constituency, till it was carved out, leading to the birth of Varuna constituency.

“Most importantly, it is due to the blessings of the people in Varuna, I became the Chief Minister of the State”, said Siddaramaiah.

In an attempt to ward off the disturbed minds, who were often complaining about the chief minister not being available, the CM said: “Owing to my busy schedule, I haven’t been able to concentrate on my constituency. So, I have appointed an officer in the cadre of joint secretary — Ramaiah — who has been visiting the constituency twice a week, to receive grievances if any. Besides Ramaiah, my son Rakesh is also available for the people to hear their grievances”.Recalling his childhood days, spent amid difficulties, when he rarely ate rice and was pedaling bicycle from the city to his native, the chief minister said: “Such incidents emboldened me and helped devise many programmes for the welfare of the poor”.

Taking a dig at his rivals, who have been criticising him for long, the CM said: “Unfazed, I decided to give rice to poor at the rate of Re one per kg, up to 30 kg, besides giving milk to students”.

Chaos awhile

The maiden ‘Janasamparka Sabhe’ at Varuna turned chaotic for sometime, calling for the intervention of the Chief Minister aka local MLA to buy peace. Even during the function regarding the launching and dedication of various developmental works, people were petitioning the chief minister on the dais.When Social Welfare Minister H Anjaneya and Revenue Minister V Sreenivas Prasad were addressing the gathering, people were in no mood to listen to them.It was also obvious on the part of the gathering, who had waited patiently for the CM, whose arrival was delayed by over two hours.

Most of them walked up to Siddaramaiah, even as Joint Secretary Ramaiah and CM’s personal assistant Kumar tried to desist them. Later, soon after addressing the gathering, the CM preferred to receive their grievances.

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