Join hands to defeat BJP in GP polls: Nanaiah

Join hands to defeat BJP in GP polls: Nanaiah


M C Nanaiah

Addressing a press meet on Saturday, he said “it has been decided that all the secular powers should join hands to defeat the communal BJP. The local leaders have been entrusted with the power to go for alliance wherever necessary.”

The secular parties have taken a decision at the State-level to go for local-level alliance for the gram panchayat elections. In this regard, a meeting was held with District Congress leaders.

‘CM responsible’

“Nanaiah said Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa is responsible for power crisis in the State. BJP State President should announce it openly. Former Energy Minister K S Eshwarappa had chalked out an action plan of Rs 1,500 cr to Rs 1,800 cr to purchase electricity at low rate in September, October and November to ease the power crisis during summer.

Unfortunately, Chief Minister who is also Finance Minister did not release the funds. As a result, the citizens of Karnataka are facing severe power crisis in the State,” he alleged.
He said “the amount of electricity consumed by Karnataka in a day is consumed in Kodagu for whole year. Kodagu has been paying bill on time. Though there is a rule that concession must be provided in load shedding in Kodagu, it has not been implemented so far.” Though CM is boasting that Rs 1,000 crore was saved by stopping the process of washing coal for electricity production, Nanaiah said “owing to the poor quality of coal, quality electricity is not being produced in the State. As a result, the machineries have been spoiled and incurs a loss of Rs 2,000 crore.”

“Barring two to three ministers, none of the ministers are aware of their departments. Several ministers are not even aware as how a departmental programme should be implemented. State government has forgotten to construct houses for the flood victims in North Karnataka and to solve power crisis in the State. The government has been indulging in looting the money. Karnataka has not seen such a corrupt government since 1952,” he added.

JD(S) District President Shanthu Appayya was present.

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