MLC Kota Srinivas Poojary alleged that the Congress government has limited the assembly session to 40 days which should have been for 60 days.
Speaking to reporters, the minister alleged that "the Congress government has totally failed in terms of efficient administration. The poor are totally ignored in the discussion held at the sessions. The questions pertaining to the social welfare schemes were answered abruptly." He said the Mathrapurna Yojane which is introduced by the government is nothing but a failure as the beneficiaries have to struggle to avail the benefits. He added that as many as 350 cases on illegal cattle transport are reported in the state, of which 55 are from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. In 2016, it was 416 in state and 71 from the erstwhile Dakshina Kannada district. The police are attacked by the illegal transporters. He added that cattle theft is also rampant. In 2017, 278 cattle theft cases were reported in state and 23 were from Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district.
The MLC said that the central government has allotted Rs 1355 crore for rural electrification and Rs 97.34 crore is released. As many as 1,74,92,309 LED bulbs are distributed and under Deen Dayal Uphadhyaya electrification scheme, as many as 1,18,854 families are yet to get the facility.
He said the government has come forward to recruit the data operators in the direct process and as a result, the data operators working since 10 years in 6022 gram panchayats would end up jobless. As many as Rs 240 crore is released every year under RTE Scheme, however, 20,000 students are deprived of the facility. In 2017-18, as many as 1,28,648 seats were available under RTE, of which 1,08,892 seats were filled and the remaining were left vacant, he alleged.
He said that the taluk level nodal officials in the housing schemes are working without salary since 16 months. For the year 2016-17 and 2017-18, under Basava Vasati Yojane, 2,30,738 houses are approved, of which a mere 20,712 houses are complete and 80,526 houses are under various stages of construction. Not even a nine percent success rate is registered under the scheme, he lamented.