Siddaramaiah slams Yediyurappa govt over appointments to statutory bodies


Team Udayavani, Nov 25, 2020, 5:06 PM IST

Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Wednesday hit out at the B S Yediyurappa government in Karnataka over a slew of appointments made to various statutory bodies in the state, questioning the need when it was facing financial stress.

He also wondered whether Chief Minister Yediyurappa was on his way out that he was making “political appointments”. Siddaramaiah has repeatedly claimed that the ruling BJP will change its Chief Minister in the state.

“The state government is bankrupt financially, I had suggested even during the budget that the unnecessary expenditure should be reduced and more allocations have to be made for the development of the state,” the Leader of the Opposition in the state assembly told reporters here.

Pension was not being given to the poor senior citizens, widows and persons with disabilities for seven to eight months now, there was no money for it, in such a situation what was the need to appoint Chairmans to so many statutory boards? he asked. Maybe its guaranteed that hes (Yediyurappa) going…. this is what I feel, I don’t know. What was the need to make these appointments hurriedly when it was not done for one year four months?” he said.

Instead of cutting down on unnecessary expenditure, taking such decisions was a treachery towards the state, the former chief minister alleged. The government has appointed over 30 people as chairpersons and directors to various boards and corporations in the state. Those appointed include MLAs, former legislators, BJP workers and supporters.

These appointments have been made even as the 77-year old Yediyurappa waits for approval from the BJP high command to carry out the much-awaited expansion or reshuffle of his cabinet.

There has also been intense speculation in some quarters that BJP central leadership was mulling leadership change in Karnataka in the days to come considering Yediyurappa”s age. Though state BJP has rejected such speculations, they refuses to die down.

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

Top News

Union minister V K Singh calls NYT ‘Supari Media’ over its report on Pegasus

SBI suspends circular on recruitment of pregnant women

Rejected by New Zealand, reporter turns to Taliban for help

Hassan: Unable to repay Rs 1 lakh loan, couple murders friend at lodge

K’taka relaxes Covid restrictions: No night curfew, Schools in Bengaluru to reopen from Jan 31

EXPLAINER: What’s known about “stealth” version of omicron?

Iranian man sets Guinness World Record by balancing 85 spoons on body


Related Articles More

Kaali Mutt Rishikumar Swami demands ban on burqa

Hassan: Unable to repay Rs 1 lakh loan, couple murders friend at lodge

Bantwal: Man jumps to death in canal from Panemangaluru bridge

K’taka relaxes Covid restrictions: No night curfew, Schools in Bengaluru to reopen from Jan 31

Mysuru: Video of headmaster kissing student goes viral; Case filed

MUST WATCH

Elephant shot dead near Hunsur

Mangaluru: Youth loses life while trying to save drowning girlfriend

Newly Married womens deadbody fount in forest area

Mother of late police jawan builds memorial in his Honour

BSF seizes 47kg of heroin from Gurdaspur


Latest Additions

Rahul Gandhi to launch financial assistance scheme for landless labourers in Chhattisgarh on Feb 3

Union minister V K Singh calls NYT ‘Supari Media’ over its report on Pegasus

SBI suspends circular on recruitment of pregnant women

Kaali Mutt Rishikumar Swami demands ban on burqa

Rejected by New Zealand, reporter turns to Taliban for help

Thanks for visiting Udayavani

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