CM under the thumb of Reddy brothers: Motamma

Speaking to media persons here on Saturday, she said that cases of assault and attempt on life are on the increase in Bellary. One such attempt on life of mine owner Tapal Ganesh was allegedly Reddy Brothers’s doing. Though Ganesh has made serious charges against Reddy brothers, the government failed to initiate action against them. This inaction by the Chief Minister clearly indicates that he is totally under the thumb of the Reddy Brothers and the mine mafia, she alleged.

Motamma demanded that both Janardhan Reddy and Karunakara Reddy should be dropped from the cabinet and an impartial inquiry should be held to bring out the truth. If the Reddy brothers are in the cabinet, no inquiry can be trusted, she said.

Bowing to the pressure from the Reddy brothers, the Chief Minister has given priority to Bellary by granting more funds in the budget. If the government is really concerned about impartial and free inquiry, it should immediately transfer the Police Superintendent, Deputy Commissioner and the top forest official in the Bellary district, she demanded.
Motamma charged that the government has failed in managing the situation in the flood affected areas of North Karnataka region. Only the religious institutions have built houses to the victims of the floods and no houses have been built by State government. Whatever amount spent by the State government in the flood affected areas, were released by the Centre and no money has been spent by the State, she said.
Except for the satisfactory work carried out by the State government under MGNREGS (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme), no other development work has been taken up. Let the government come up with with facts and figures about the development work it had taken up as it is boasting, she challenged.

The State government has failed in several fronts as it could not allocate sites to the landless people, houses were not built to those needy sections and even it could not distribute ration cards to all the BPL families in the State. As against the promise made by Yeddyurappa, there was power cut in Bangalore only six hours after the BBMP polls. Irresponsible, inexperienced and inefficient handling is the major cause for the present situation, she added.

Motamma said that the Bill banning cow slaughter introduced by the State government has resulted in the ban of poor man’s food. The existing law itself could be sufficient if it is enforced properly, she said.
President of the women’s wing of District Congress Veronica Cornelio, District Congress President M A Gafoor, Sarala Kanchan, Shyamala Bhandary and others were present.
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