Bengaluru: Will protest if quantity of Annabhagya rice is reduced – Siddaramaiah

Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru (EP)

Bengaluru, Aug 17: “There is information that the state government will reduce the quantity of Annabhagya rice and use the funds in Krishi Samman project. If the government implements this, there will be protests inside and outside the assembly,” warned former chief minister Siddaramaiah.

Speaking in a news conference, he said that he had implemented Annabhagya scheme to benefit 4 crore poor people, when he was the chief minister. “The government has discussed about reducing the quantity of rice from seven kgs and using the remaining amount in Krishi Samman scheme. We are not against the government paying Rs 4,000 under Krishi Samman scheme. But reducing the quantity of rice being given to poor is an anti-people initiative,” he said.

“I had assured to give 10 kgs, if I came back to power. Quality food should be made available in Indira Canteens and the government should bear the cost. More Indira canteens are required in other districts besides Bengaluru. BBMP says that government cannot pay for Indira canteens. The state government should ensure these schemes continue to run. If the current government discontinues populist schemes implemented by the Congress government, people will protest,” he said.

‘There is no government in the state’

“It is 22 days since B S Yediyurappa became the chief minister. There is drought in 42 taluks in 7 districts in the state. Rain is scarce by 20% but none of the taluks are declared drought hit,” lashed out Siddaramaiah.

“The state government has not released funds since February. Where is Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas? This is the first time in the history that Independence Day was celebrated without district-in-charge minister. This is shameful,” he said.

“The prime minister should have monitored the flood situation. The survey is not done. Report of destruction is still not submitted to the centre. The PM has made no assurance of funds. When will the compensation release?” he questioned.

“None of the earlier prime ministers have neglected the state to this extent and insulted the chief minister,” he said.

“I will tour the flood affected areas from Monday. The centre should release Rs 5,000 crores immediately. BSY does not speak in front of PM Modi. Let the CM take an all-party delegation to the PM. We will speak to the PM,” he said.

“The government has no eyes or ears. The PM has not spoken about the floods. But why did they not submit a report on destruction?” he questioned. If all the work is to be done only by officials, what is the need of ministers? Why do you need power?” Siddaramaiah asked.


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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Any schemes for the welfare of the poor if withdrawn to be protested

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  • Rathan, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    What this nidderamayya can do?, just "dabbe hitting"
    I am sure within a month "Indira Canteen" will vanish from State Of Karnataka.
    Wt this ex CM an do? How he can become CM again when he himself declared that he won't fight election in future.
    What he did for cancelling "Tippu Jayanthi" nothing? simply trying to luff the ppl

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Whose Father's money ?
    We do not want our State to be like Tamil Nadu .
    Nonsense Bhagyas.
    Teach people to work,lead a self sufficient life.
    Looting State treasury does not require skills.

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  • kateel pai, vitla

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Teach the man how to fish & he will never go hungry. These are just populist schemes aimed at getting votes.

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Siddaramaiah will protest if quantity of Annabhagya rice is reduced. In reality Aa Bhagya,Ee Bhagya,Ksheera Bhagya,Annabhagya,will reach to wrong hand without reaching to the real beneficiary.Even if some people receive,they will sell it for money without using it nor ration shop owner will black market it.Under the circumstances what is the use of having all these Bhagyas when it does not reach to real beneficiary.Why protest?.These are all political stunts,games,just to fool the people.Whether it is Congress party,BJP party or any other party,their agenda is same just to fool the people and loot the state's exchequer.Fed up with all these political blunders.Greedy people.

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