State govt has failed to utilise Central schemes, says Simha

MP campaigns for BJP candidates in zilla, taluk panchayat polls

MP Pratap Simha said that the Congress has been playing family politics in the State and only the family members of Congress leaders are provided chance to contest in the panchayat elections.

He was speaking at an election campaign meet at Jaycees stage in town on Monday. 

“The Central government has implemented various programmes for the betterment of less privileges class. But, the State government has failed to utilise these schemes – including various pension facilities, and programmes for marginal and small farmers,” said Simha.

The Chief Minister of Karnataka has been pasting his photo on the bags of ration provided to the poor, Pratap Simha said, and questioned the contribution of the Siddaramaiah government to the people of Kodagu district. “The chief minister has not been able to provide drinking water to his own constituency Varuna,” he criticised and said that people must vote for the BJP, in order to utilise the schemes implemented by the Central government.

Madikeri legislator M P Appacchu Ranjan said that the State government had released only Rs 15 crore to Kodagu district, while in the budget, Rs 100 crore was announced.

He further said that the state exchequer has gone bankrupt. “No development work is being carried out and the contractors are cursing the government. Out of the Central government funds, only 46 percent has been utilised by the State government,” said the legislator.“The people are leading a fearful life, while officials are being assaulted,” he added.Party leaders as well as Zilla Panchayat and Taluk Panchayat candidates were among those present during the meet. 

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