BJP flays govt over ‘apathy’ towards North Karnataka

Team Udayavani, Dec 18, 2018, 7:59 PM IST

Belagavi (Ktk): The opposition BJP Tuesday hit out at the H D Kumaraswamy led coalition government over its alleged apathy towards northern parts of Karnataka and warned it about the “consequences”.

Initiating the debate on issues relating to north Karnataka in the assembly, which is holding the winter session here, senior BJP leader and former Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar accused the Congress-JD(S)coalition of neglecting their own leaders from the region.

He pointed out that Congress’ S R Patil and JD(S)’ Basawaraj Horatti from north Karnataka were seen as contenders for the post of legislative council chairman, but the grand old party sprung a surprise at the last minute by nominating Prathap Chandra Shetty for the post.

“There are several such incidents… this part of the state has been neglected by this government, even in the cabinet…there will be consequences that Congress and JD(S) may have to face in the future,” he added.

Pointing out at the demand for a separate north Karnataka state that made headlines earlier this year, Shettar questioned the Chief Minister about fulfilling the promises made to the agitators.

As the demand for a separate north Karnataka resurfaced, Kumaraswamy in July had said the government was mulling shifting some government offices to Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in the region, in an attempt to address alleged discrimination.

Shettar said the Chief Minister had promised to shift offices to the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha, following which a cabinet sub-committee was constituted under Minister R V Deshpande.

The sub-committee, in its report to the government, was said to have recommended shifting of the Krishna Bhagya Jala Nigam, The Commissioner for Cane Development & Director of Sugar, among others, but nothing had transpired so far.

“North Karnataka has been completely neglected under this government,” he alleged as he demanded that the government place the sub-committee report before the House.

He also accused the IAS officers lobby of working against the move to shift departments to northern region.

On the protests and issues faced by sugarcane farmers of north Karnataka, Shettar said that the government delayed acting on their demand, which resulted in them staging protests.

Sugarcane farmers here have been demanding clearance of pending arrears by sugar factories for cane supplied and announcement of purchase price for sugarcane for the current season as done in neighbouring Maharashtra.

Shettar also chided the Kumaraswamy for allegedly questioning farmers of north Karnataka about not voting for his party JD(S) during the assembly polls.

Pointing out various issues concerning north Karnataka, he asked the Chief Minister to take effective steps for the all-round development of the region.

Udayavani is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest news.

Top News

Chennai: Woman with sleepwalking disorder throws 43 sovereigns of gold in ATM dustbin

TV anchor seeks urgent hearing in SC on plea against FIRs lodged for doctored Rahul Gandhi video

Alt News co-founder Zubair moves SC for bail

Sania bids adieu to Wimbledon with semifinal loss in mixed doubles

Yakshagana artiste Bellare Vishwanath Rai no more

Bantwal: Harassed by son, daughter-in-law, elderly woman rescued by senior citizen committee

Dilip Ghosh’s ‘unsavoury’ comments against Mamata triggers row, TMC demands action against BJP leader

Related Articles More

M’luru: Bookchor’s ‘LockTheBox Mini ’ from July 7-10 at Ladies Club

M’luru: Baby girl born with teeth

Yakshagana artiste Bellare Vishwanath Rai no more

Bantwal: Harassed by son, daughter-in-law, elderly woman rescued by senior citizen committee

Shops, push carts set ablaze in violent clash at Bagalkot; Sec 144 imposed till Fri, holiday for schools, colleges


Rivers entered the temple premises!

Chandrashekhar guruji case : accused arrested

NEWS BULLETIN 05-07-2022

Heavy Rain : Huge Rock fall in road at madikeri

Land Slide Karnataka Kerala Road Close

Latest Additions

PM Modi to speak at first Arun Jaitley memorial lecture

Amazon Prime Video announces blockbuster entertainment for Prime Day 2022

Amravati pharmacist might be killed by gang ‘self inspired’ from ISIS: Officials

M’luru: Bookchor’s ‘LockTheBox Mini ’ from July 7-10 at Ladies Club

Maha CM Shinde takes charge at Mantralaya; Bal Thackeray, Dighe’s photos in his office

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

You seem to have an Ad Blocker on.
To continue reading, please turn it off or whitelist Udayavani.