Yeddyurappa Govt has become 'bankrupt'; alleges Siddaramaiah

The Government headed by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa has become "bankrupt" as it has not spent funds from its coffers, Opposition Congress leader in the Karnataka state Assembly Siddaramaiah told reporters.
Even as the Centre released Rs 1678 crore funds for relief works, the state has spent only Rs 1626 crore, which indicated that the government could not even utilise resources provided by the Centre, but repeatedly harped on "step motherly treatment" by the Centre, he said.

He described the BJP government as "most insensitive and irresponsible".

People sheltered in relief camps are living in a pathetic condition without even basic needs, Siddaramaiah, who returned after visiting Bijapur, Bagalkot, Dharwad and Gadag, the worst flood affected regions, said.

"When people are in distress,government embarked upon an extravaganza to celebrate the 500th anniversary of coronation of Vijayanagar emperor Krishnadevaraya spending more than Rs 40 crore. Do we require such events at this hour of crisis?", he asked.

He flayed the move to hike milk price by Rs two to Rs three per litre, alleging that the government had not paid subsidy to milk producers in the last four months.
Siddaramaiah blamed the government for ''postponing' elections to Bruhut Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, city corporation.

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