CM's 'kurchi' fear puts State in fiscal mess: DKS

The GDP rate has fallen and tax collection too is not on expected lines

The GDP rate has fallen and tax collection too is not on expected lines, he noted speaking to reporters here on Tuesday.

“The poor finances has delayed the implementation of programmes announced in the budget. The GDP growth rate in the State is at 3 to 4 per cent this year. Yeddyurappa himself has stated that barring Janaspandana and imparting computer training to government employees, no other programmes announced by the Government has been implemented. The chief minister has agreed that the officials are not co-operating with the ministers. The ministers, in turn, are unhappy with the CM because he is trying to keep the entire administration in his hands. Instead of blaming the officials, Yeddyurappa should try to resolve the differences among the members of the Cabinet,” Shivakumar said.

He also criticised the CM for skipping the pre-budget meeting held in New Delhi recently.
“He skipped the meeting because he was busy in trying to resolve the differences within the BJP. This shows the seriousness and commitment he has towards the job. The CM, who fails to attend crucial meetings, however, keeps blaming the Centre of adopting step-motherly attitude.”

Shivakumar alleged that the BJP-lead government in the State has no confidence in local bodies. He said, the reservation for the posts of President and Vice-President was worked out by violating the norms, with the intention of bringing the BJP to power in Zilla Panchayats. Now, when the dispute has reached the Court, the government is making no attempt to vacate the stay. Officials are ruling the ZPs in place of elected representatives, he stated.

On Bhadravati Legislator B K Sangameshwar working against party candidates S Bangarappa during Lok Sabha poll, he said disciplinary committee of the party will take appropriate action in this regard soon.

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