'Karnataka Government Bankrupt, As Good As Dead': BS Yediyurappa

The BJP leader said the party is planning an agitation.

Bengaluru:

Alleging that the Congress administration in Karnataka has completely failed in all sectors and is bankrupt, veteran BJP leader BS Yediyurappa on Tuesday said that this government is “as good as dead.” 

Claiming that his party will not allow the government to continue “this way,” the former chief minister said that the BJP would launch an agitation against its failures and irresponsible practices.

“For the pay revision of government employees, a pay commission was constituted and interim relief is being given, but this government, citing lame excuses, has extended the tenure of the pay commission. This government doesn’t have money – to manage the drought situation, to implement poll guarantees. They also don’t have money to pay salaries,” Mr Yediyurappa alleged.

Speaking to reporters here, he said the government is bankrupt and noted that Karnataka was among the developed states in the country when the BJP was in power,

Claiming that the government has failed in all sectors, Mr Yediyurappa said, “The government is totally bankrupt. Looking at its failure in protecting the interest of the state and welfare of the poor and downtrodden, and it also not releasing funds for the welfare of SC/STs – this government is as good as dead.” 

The government is wasting time giving lame excuses, he alleged, and said “we will not let this continue for long. All the leaders (of BJP) have discussed this and we are planning  an agitation against all this.” 

Hitting out at Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar for making “irresponsible” comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, Mr Yediyurappa, who is also a member of BJP’s Parliamentary Board, said: “If they have the arrogance to criticise the Prime Minister, who is respected globally, people will teach them a lesson.” 

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