Siddaramaiah offers to retire from politics if anybody proves of him taking commission

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Bengaluru, Mar 4: In a direct challenge to the opposition BJP-JDS combine, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday offered to retire from politics if anybody proves that he had taken even 5 paisa from any contractor as commission.

Addressing the State Contractors Association convention at the Bengaluru Palace Grounds, he said declared that he will retire from politics if anybody proves that he had taken even 5 paisa as commission from any contractor for sanctioning Letter of Credit (LOC) be it during the earlier tenure of 2013-18 or as Chief Minister since May last year.

“The Congress government is not like the previous 40% Commission government of BJP,’’ he said and promised to release Rs 4,000 crore for clearing the pending bills of contractors by the Public Works Department at the rate of Rs 25 crore for each assembly constituency.

The Chief Minister assured the contractors that their pending bills will be fully cleared in phases.

He announced that the Congress government will ensure that the package system of executing works will be abolished and all the pending bills will be cleared in a phased programme.

He reiterated that the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and former BJP chief minister had talked about the Centre’s promise to release Rs 5,300 crore for the Upper Krishna Project in their respective budgets. “Not a single rupee has come till date,’’ he said.

The Chief Minister said the government will clear all the pending bills of the contractors despite the n on-cooperation and failure to release funds by the Narendra Modi regime.

Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar, ministers Satish Jarakiholi, N S Boseraju, Z A Zameer Ahmed and State Contractors Association Presidnet Kempanna were present.

Video Conference on Drought Situation on Tuesday

The Chief Minister indicated that the State Government will conduct a video conference with all district in charge ministers and senior officials including district Deputy Commissioners from his Home Office of Krishna at 11 am on Tuesday.

The meeting will review the situation and take stock of the problems pertaining to drinking water, availability of fodder, drought relief, jobs for agricultural labourers and other issues.





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  • Yogi, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 04 2024

    All the skeletons will come out of the cupboard when he demits office and if he is probed.

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  • Vishal, Puttur

    Mon, Mar 04 2024

    Our Noormadi Sidda Devaraya will not be trapped easily, neither he will budge. I am reminded of another Lohiya follower George Fernandes, just like Sidda Devaraya.

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Mon, Mar 04 2024

    Chiiiiiiiiiiii...............dont ever compare him to george fernandes sir

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  • Prakash, Manipal

    Mon, Mar 04 2024

    Personal integrity must be held at the highest in any public life... I feel Siddha has maintained highest financial and moral discipline so far... That is the reason why no one can point fingers at his personality... As for other congress leaders I can not say any such thing.... Most are similar to cement kumar and smart kamath...

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  • Sathish Kumar Shetty, Bangalore

    Mon, Mar 04 2024

    He will not accept paisa , as a simple man he will accept 75 lacs watch. high tech private lab at govt hospital to serve poor voters.

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  • Prakash, Mangalore

    Mon, Mar 04 2024

    Appreciate CM Siddaramaiah honesty.

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  • chandra, Surathkal

    Mon, Mar 04 2024

    True, not 5 Paisa as this coin is not anymore valid and as a finance expert (as you always say) you should atleast be aware of this:)

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