Shobha doubts govt’s existence

Shobha doubts govt’s existence

Udupi-Chickmagalur MP Shobha Karandlaje addresses the protesters in Udupi on Friday.

Udupi-Chikmagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje said the public are doubting over the  existence of the government in the state as it has failed to respond to any of their grievances.

Shobha was addressing the gathering at a protest rally, organised in front of DC office, by BJP Panchayat Raj Prakoshth on Friday. “The opposition had a major responsibility to ensure that the state government is alive,” she mocked. “The public, particularly the farmers, were highly disappointed. The chief minister has behaved inhumanly in his response to the farmers’ woes.

“The chief minister is rude and ill mannered,” she accused and added that the state government has failed to console the protesting farmers.

“The government is already dead to the women in the state. It is not responding to their grumbles. The drought hit situation in the state is alarming. It has failed to initiate any sort of rehabilitation works in these taluks,” she expressed grief.

She declared the loan waiver assurance to farmers is fake, as not a single farmer is benefitted out of it. The loan amount of Rs 49,900 crore being waived off is merely a lip-service assurance by the government.

The developmental works have come to a stand still. The government announced crores of amount for the developmental schemes but none of it is utilised. Scholarships are cancelled in the name of loan waive-off scheme. Miserably, nothing has materialised till date.

Coming down heavily on the government’s attitude towards transferring sincere officers, Karandlaje said Mathai, a sincere officer with Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike, was transferred again although he was honest and competent.

The government is neglecting the Sakala and Bapuji Seva Kendras. None of the services are functioning. Without the government’s intervention, the services would be of no use for the public. She also said that the forthcoming winter session in the Assembly would witness many protests and in fact, the session would be welcomed by a protest, which would focus on the utter failure of the government.

Karkala MLA Sunil Kumar challenged the government to at least give the details of assistance received through Sakala and Bapuji Seva Kendras. The opposition leader in Vidhan Parishat Kota Srinivas Poojary said both the former and present chief ministers were interested in power and not in the problems encountered by the public.

He said that a writ petition will be filed in the High Court following the failure of the proposed services through Sakala and Bapuji Seva Kendra. He said that records of rights, tenancies and crops (RTCs) are also not given. He added that the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme is a failure in Karnataka.