Government in slumber on drought, says Yeddyurappa

Government in slumber on drought, says Yeddyurappa

The BJP National Vice President B S Yeddyurappa has threatened to besiege Vidhana Soudha if the State government did not waive farmers’ loans.

Speaking at “ Raitha Chaitanya Yatre” in Hebbur of Tumakuru district on Thursday, Yeddyurappa said that the State government was in a slumber even as Karnataka faced severe drought.

“ The chief minister has not been responding to the suggestion of the Speaker to call for a Assembly session for discussing drought situation in the State. Reservoirs have dried up and power famine too has surfaced. The State government has not submitted a factual report on drought to the Centre,” he said.

Lok Sabha member Shobha Karandlaje said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi though visited the State, had not been bothered to lend an ear to the plight of farmers. She said that the State government was shelving the projects which the BJP regime had introduced.

The BJP has embarked upon the “Raitha Chaitanya Yatre” a tour of rural areas to instil confidence among farmers. Two teams, one led by party national vice-president B S Yeddyurappa and another by State BJP President Pralhad Joshi, are touring the state. The yatre which was flagged off in Haveri on August 31 will culminate in Mysuru on September 13.The yatra will be reaching Anekal on Friday and Joshi will be addressing a farmers’ rally there.

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