BJP in Karnataka slams Congress-JD(S) on drought

Bengaluru: Former chief minister of Karnataka and State BJP President B S Yeddyurappa slammed the Congress-JD(S) party leaders by saying that the State was reeling under sever drought conditions.

While 2,157 villages are facing shortage of water and were migrating, they were enjoying at resorts. His remarks drew contempt from Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy.

Yeddyurappa said even the administration would go into deep slumber if the chief minister and ministers are not active and claimed that even in Bengaluru the situation was grave. He urged at least the chief secretary to take immediate measures, or else people will not forgive you.

The chief minister termed Yeddyurappa’s accusation laughable and of double standards. He further accused the BJP leader had written to the Election Commission not to permit the state government to call tenders for developmental works by citing the election model code of conduct.

But despite the MCC, the chief secretary was taking all necessary steps to deal with the drought situation by coordinating with the principal secretaries of various departments, said Kumaraswamy in a statement. He further asked Yeddyurappa to stop making such statements to stay in news.

This is not the first time that Yeddyurappa was attacking Kumaraswamy and his cabinet colleagues over the drought issue. He had earlier accused the ruling government for not trying to understand the drought situation in which people and livestock of 162 taluks have been affected.

NT Bureau