BS Yeddyurappa slams Congress govt in Karnataka for failure to implement welfare schemes

Bengaluru: The BJP Karnataka unit president BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday slammed the Congress government for its 'failure' to implement various welfare schemes and alleged that governance has collapsed in the state.

File image of BS Yeddyurappa. News18

File image of BS Yeddyurappa. News18

He was speaking at the party head office here on the occasion of former Congress MLC DM Sali and many other from that party joining the BJP.

The former chief minister alleged that food grains sent by the Centre to the state under welfare schemes were rotting in warehouses.

Yeddyurappa said the Modi government was procuring rice at Rs 30 per kg and wheat at Rs 22 per kg to give it at a highly subsidised rate of Rs three per kg and Rs two per kg respectively to the weaker sections.

"However, 38,000 tonnes of wheat and lakhs of tonnes of rice meant for economically weaker section could not be distributed in the state and are rotting in warehouses," he said

"Even birds and animals don't eat them now. Governance has collapsed in Karnataka," he alleged.

He questioned the loan waiver announced by the State government as the cooperative societies have not received any amount.

Yeddyurappa urged his party workers to gear up for the "Nava Karnataka Parivarthana Sankalpa Yatra", which would commence on 2 November.

"Our national president Amit Shah will flag off the Yatra. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the concluding ceremony of the Yatra on 28 January. We should strive to make the event successful," he said.

Updated Date: Oct 25, 2017 19:03 PM

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