BSY assures 'please-all' budget

Aspirations of people will be fulfilled

BSY assures 'please-all' budget

BJP District President M K Pranesh submitting a memorandum to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa seeking compensation to farmers following damage to crops due to untimely rains, in Sringeri on Sunday. DH PhotoSpeaking to media persons prior to taking part in Guruvandana programme of Adichunchanagiri seer Balagangadharanatha Swamiji, the chief minister said that the State budget largely depends on the Central budget. “However, I will try to fulfil the aspirations of all the people in the State,” he assured.

The State had placed a demand for Rs 6,500 crore to rehabilitate victims of North Karnataka floods and the Centre had promised to provide Rs 1,000 crore. However, the Centre released only Rs 500 crore. Similarly, the State had planned to construct 2 lakh houses for the victims. But permission has been granted to construct only 7,500 houses,” he informed.

Referring to the woes of coffee growers, Yeddyurappa said that a sum of Rs 800 crore package was assured by Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma after MP D B Chandre Gowda had discussed the problems of the growers with him. “But till date not even a single paisa has been released,” he lamented.

“The Opposition party in the State should stop criticising the State government and make efforts to get the funds released from the Centre,” he advised.

He also said that an all-party delegation would go to Delhi on January 13 to request the Centre over Mahadayi project. “The prime minister will be requested to release the facilities due to the State,” he said.

The farmers in Chikmagalur have been suffering due to the untimely rains and the district administration has been asked to submit a detailed report in this regard. “The chief secretary and myself are in constant touch with the Chikmagalur district administration,” he said and added that the lackadaisical attitude of the officials will not be tolerated.

Stating that the opposition has been making baseless allegations against the ruling party, Yeddyurappa said that the recent election results have answered the queries of the Opposition.

To a query on Cabinet expansion, chief minister said a decision would be taken after the budget session. Minister D Sudhakar, MPs D V Sadananada Gowda and D B Chandre Gowda, MLAs C T Ravi, Jeevraj and M P Kumaraswamy were present.

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