Financial strain: BJP accuses Cong government of mismanagement in K’taka


Team Udayavani, Feb 22, 2024, 5:45 PM IST

In a recent statement, BJP state President B.Y. Vijayendra criticized the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka, alleging a lack of funds to pay government employees’ salaries. Addressing the media in Mysuru, Vijayendra expressed concerns over the state’s financial state, highlighting the absence of development activities and the challenging circumstances faced by government workers.

Vijayendra emphasized the government’s responsibility to fulfill electoral promises but lamented the current state of affairs, citing a severe financial crunch. He further underscored the controversial issue of temple funds being utilized by the state, deeming it regrettable.

The BJP leader highlighted the prevailing dissatisfaction among legislators, noting their reluctance to participate in sessions. Vijayendra criticized Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s response to the financial crisis, accusing him of evading responsibility and failing to address the situation effectively.

“Our state is one among the richest in the country and pays highest taxes. The present situation of stooping down to such a low level is unfortunate,” he underlined.

“Let’s leave aside the Congress government, what about the state? People are cursing for having elected the Congress to power.

“CM Siddaramaiah claims in the budget that during the rule of nine months, 1.25 crore families have come out of poverty in Karnataka. I don’t know in which illusion, the Congress government in the state and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah are in. They are fearing the Lok Sabha elections and organised ‘Delhi Chalo’ agitation against the Centre only to waste time. The CM and Congress government do not have any concern for the poor and Dalits,” he stated.

“The situation for BJP has improved in all 28 Lok Sabha constituencies. If you visit any Parliamentary seat, there is a conducive atmosphere for the BJP and JD(S) candidates.”

“There is no mention of drought in the budget. There is a crisis situation in Bengaluru and the whole state is reeling under the drinking water crisis. The government is blindfolded, said the Karnataka BJP chief.

 

(With inputs from IANS)

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