Udayavni Special

Siddaramaiah asks Bommai to follow TN, cut prices of both petrol and diesel


Team Udayavani, Aug 14, 2021, 10:34 AM IST

Bengaluru: After neighbouring Tamil Nadu government’s decided to cut tax on petrol by Rs 3 per litre, Leader of Opposition in  assembly Siddaramaiah urged Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai to cut the price of both petrol and diesel in the state.

Taking to Twitter Siddaramaaih wrote, “Tamil Nadu has cut the petrol price by Rs 3 helping lakhs of common man. I urge CM of Karnataka Shri Basavaraj Bommai to follow the same and cut the price of both Petrol and Diesel in Karnataka.”

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan, presenting his maiden budget to the Assembly on Friday said the government has decided to cut tax on petrol by Rs three per litre.

Earlier in the day, Siddaramaiah had asked Bommai to clarify his government’s stand with respect to the Mekedatu project, accusing the BJP of speaking on contradicting lines.

‘Tamil Nadu BJP is opposing Mekedatu and C T Ravi (Karnataka BJP MLA and party’s national General Secretary incharge of Tamil Nadu) is supporting them. Why this contradiction?’ the Congress leader asked in a tweet.

Further stating that Congress will never compromise or politicize on land, water and language issues, Siddaramaiah said, ‘We are firm on our decision irrespective of whether we are in power or not. The CM of Karnataka should take opposition parties into confidence and ask his party members to support Karnataka.’ Mekedatu is a multipurpose (drinking and power) project, which involves building a balancing reservoir, near Kanakapura in Ramanagara district. Tamil Nadu is against the project and is of the opinion that it is against its interest.

The project once completed is aimed at ensuring drinking water to Bengaluru and neighbouring areas (4.75 TMC) and also can generate 400 MW power, and the estimated cost of the project is Rs 9,000 crore.

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

Top News

Owner arrested over blast in Bengaluru godown which killed 3 people

India logs 29,616 new COVID-19 cases, 290 fatalities

State govt acting like puppet of RSS, says Siddaramaiah

UP couple kills granddaughter to get back at neighbour for implicating their son: Police

Karnataka HC issues notice on 10-yr-old’s petition against compulsory Kannada

Our players have understood their roles and responsibilities: Dhoni on turnaround

Quad to act as a ‘force for global good’ and ensure peace in Indo-Pacific: PM Modi

Related Articles More

Owner arrested over blast in Bengaluru godown which killed 3 people

State govt acting like puppet of RSS, says Siddaramaiah

Karnataka HC issues notice on 10-yr-old’s petition against compulsory Kannada

Karnataka to hold global investors meet in November 2022

Cinemas allowed to operate at 100% capacity

MUST WATCH

Pigs and street dogs in dandeli city

Kahale: Contributions Of North Karnataka To State,

Blacksmith works problem in thekkatte

UDAYAVANI NEWS BULLETIN|24/9/2021

SL Ghotnekar at dandeli


Latest Additions

Owner arrested over blast in Bengaluru godown which killed 3 people

India logs 29,616 new COVID-19 cases, 290 fatalities

71 per cent urban millennials opted for fad diets during pandemic, says survey

PM Modi pays tributes to Deendayal Upadhyay on his birth anniversary

State govt acting like puppet of RSS, says Siddaramaiah

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

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