Congress slams PM Modi for ‘neglecting’ Karnataka


Team Udayavani, Jan 2, 2020, 12:09 PM IST

Bengaluru: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of “neglecting” Karnataka ahead of his visit on Thursday, the state Congress questioned why he did not give adequate relief and pay a visit to the state when most of its parts were affected by severe floods last year.

Modi will begin his two-day visit to the state on Thursday afternoon. The Congress’ Karnataka unit in a series of tweets also questioned the Prime Minister about not conferring the “Bharat Ratna” on Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math, who passed away last year at the age of 111 years.

“Why you did not visit the state when it was affected by floods? Despite the damage of over Rs 1 lakh crore why you did not declare it as a national disaster? Why you did not give interim relief? When the state government has given a report that the damage caused was to the tune of Rs 35,300 crore why did you sit quietly by giving just Rs 1,200 crore,” the state Congress tweeted.

As many as 103 taluks in 22 districts of Karnataka were affected due to unprecedented floods in August, in which over 80 people were killed.

Around seven lakh people were shifted to safe areas during the deluge and thousands of houses were damaged.

In October, various parts of the state faced a deluge for the second time in two months, killing over 13 people and damaging thousands of houses.

Asking as to why the Centre was not giving the state’s share of GST amount adequately, the Congress questioned as to why dues under MNREGA programme were not paid so far, and why Karnataka was being neglected while allocating grants.

Questioning Modi as to why he did not visit Tumakuru when Shivakumara Swamiji of Siddaganga Math passed away, the principal opposition party in the state Assembly, also sought to know why the seer was not conferred with the Bharat Ratna yet.

It also pointed out that former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah had written a letter in this regard in January 2018.

Congress has also hit out at the BJP-led Central government over the imposition of the Hindi language by neglecting regional languages and mother tongue.

The Prime Minister will kickstart his visit to the state by paying tributes to the late pontiff’s ‘Gadduge’ (final resting place) at the Math premises near Tumakuru.

Later, he will attend an event organized to give away Krishi Karman awards and to distribute fishing equipment at the government college ground in Tumakuru, before leaving for Bengaluru where he will be attending a DRDO event.

On Friday he will be inaugurating 107th Indian Science Congress here.

Massive security arrangements have been made by the police in Tumakuru in the wake of Prime Minister’s visit, with reports of a few farmers organizations planning to stage a protest.

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