Bengaluru: In letter to CM, Siddaramaiah asks govt to provide rice, financial help to families

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Benglauru, May 9: Leader of the opposition in the assembly, Siddarmaaiah, has written to chief minister (CM), B S Yediyuappa, in the backdrop of lockdown being enforced in the state from tomorrow. He has given certain suggestions and asked the CM to consider them.

Siddaramaiah has asked the CM to lay stress on installation of district-wise oxygen units and set up Covid hospitals based on the availability of oxygen and also to set up temporary Covid hospitals. He wants to stop sale of vaccine in the blackmarket and address shortage of ICU, ventilators, oxygen beds etc and set up temporary hospitals in marriage halls, stadiums and hostels immediately.

Siddaramaiah has suggested giving ten kg rice per head to all people along with food kits containing pulses, cooking oil and other things. He has demanded payment of Rs 10,000 to all the BPL families, artisans, farmers, workers, drivers and other working people. He also wants proper packages to be announced after holding meetings, to small, micro, cottage industries, owners of vehicles etc.

In a series of tweets, Siddaramaiah said that the lockdown that has been imposed in the state has brought hardship to people. "More than coronavirus disease, people of the state are suffering because of the sick Karnataka BJP. Lockdown being implemented from Monday is mired in confusion and it need not come as a surprise if rural people revolt against it.

"As per the revised lockdown rules, provision has been made for shops dealing in provisions, vegetables, fish, meat etc to remain open from 6 am to 10 am. At the same time, vehicular movement has been banned during this period. This depicts the idiotic decision of the government," he tweeted.

"In rural places, shops and other establishments are located two to three kms away. Do you expect elders and infirm people to physically carry things needed by them for such long distances? Dear chief minister, if something happens to them due to the fatigue and stress, who is responsible? Don't you think those running the administration should have this much common sense at least?

"As per the new lockdown rules, banks, ATMs, hospitals etc in rural areas are open. But customers and sick people are barred from using vehicles to go there. There is provision for the hotels to give out parcels, but vehicles cannot be used to go there. How can one explain this other than terming the government as enforcing the Tughlaq rule?

"The administrators and officials of the state government who are out to implement the Covid rules should come out of their air-conditioned offices and visit villages and see for themselves the reality there.

"It is true that lockdown is inevitable to control the spread of coronavirus but the chief minister should have obtained report on the reality from the deputy commissioners instead of taking unilateral decision. If that was done, friction between the police and the public could have been avoided," he said.




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  • naveen marakala, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    ("How can I trust the vaccine which will be used for vaccination by the BJP? We cannot get vaccinated by the BJP vaccine"- Akhilesh Singh Yadav). He calls himself educated. Along with other opposition party leaders, Siddaramaiah also said bad about the covid-19 vaccine. Interestingly they are the first one gets vaccinated. By fooling the mass creating chaos in the public to achieve their political ambitions. They are the real political vultures!

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  • Alfria, Manglore/Mumbai

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Vicky: you think all people in Karnataka are like you you are defaming and spoiling Karnataka's name, what do you get by insulting the poor and indirectly calling them drunkards, how do you know all this did you also stand in line for it at the wine shop.

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  • Rathnakara A, Shirva

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Those who buy liquors during this Lock down time does not deserve free food and free vaccine. Provide free food and vaccine to all those with BPL cards and genuinely deserving citizens, so that public money is properly used for genuine cause.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, May 09 2021

    What Siddaramaiah told 100%correct.In western in Germany ,even in lockdown time we had the possibility of travelling who dont have vehicles,public buses and trams ,but lesser than normal in week days.Even one could for emergency drive autos.Only sinnlos loitering was punished second time and first time warning.Same should be also in India allowed.Because people dont have other facilities in villages or in city too.Brainless laws and rules ,punishment.How village people will bring necessary things with in their timing from far?One should first see ,think ,then lockdown must be down.As one knows this time of buying articles will attract lot of people in town and make things worser.

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  • Concerned citizen, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Current govt creating the situation like of starvation.

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  • Mohammed, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Bring back Siddu to power. Peoples leader undoubtedly..!!!

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    This govt., is acting like a headless chicken! Framing of rules or regulations are not based on scientific knowledge but only a drama to project it is for the welfare of the people whose right to earn it has curtailed. Nobody begged with the govt., to give any money till today, but when you don't let people earn, then the govt., is bound to compensate them. Some foolish people make foolish statements just like the govt. without knowing reality of West. In those countries the govt. gave them permission to buy essentials before enforcing lockdowns, there were miles & miles of vehicles in que to get bread, milk & water bottles on the roads everyday to get them free. Every person was paid to sustain his family. Unscientific lockdowns have failed in those countries too compared to those that didn't impose them. The viral infections just spiked after it was imposed while it didn't in those countries or states that didn't. This govt., has proved it is blind, deaf & dumb too at the same time.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, May 09 2021

    B S Yediyuappa has no control over PM Care Funds ...

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  • Prakash, Mangaladevi, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 09 2021

    A great leader, non-corrupt, good administrator, we all are missing his administration (to support a needy) today during this pandemic time.

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  • Vicky, Damaskatte

    Sun, May 09 2021

    In western countries during lockdown...people stayed inside no service was available. No one seen on road. Everybody depended upon what stuff available at home for months. By which case of carona decreased and now in control. You are suggesting let people use vehicles. Are they are on picnic..?? Let them utilise nearby in surroundings whatever able and try to stay at home.

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  • ashok, Australia

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Vicky Damaskatte, I live in a western country. Do not give lecture without facts. ! 1. Government deposited money in everyone's account (what did your Cheddi Government did?)2. Lock down was announced weeks in advance 3. There was a window of 3 - 4 hours that they could go and grab necessary items. 4. People brought a lot stuff, enough for weeks, left them in their fridge and freezers (how many of Indian family have big enough fridge/freezer for weeks/) 5. Police did not cane anyone, those who violated lockdown rules are given hefty fine. 6. People in rural areas, drove to super market on their own vehicle (does every household in rural areas own a car in India?) 7. Sick were taken to hospital and treated freely ( I mean freely, no commission given to get a bed) 8. Vaccination is free, even though it is not donated to them freely by other countries ( your Cheddi government applied GST on those they got for free) 8. No medicine/oxygen in black market in western countries.

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  • Naresh, Kerala

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Well said, Ashok @ Australia

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  • Vicky, Damaskatte

    Sun, May 09 2021

    It's true. Profitable to the govt itself. When we distribute the evening will be in wine shops..simultaneously for govt. obtain revenue automatically. Tommorow no one come for any work.

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  • Sahil, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 09 2021

    What about liquor production cost and transportation cost?

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  • Parvez, Udupi

    Mon, May 10 2021

    Come out of your "KATTE" and see the world. Not all people of our country is DRUNKARD like you to spend the money in liquor shop... to think use brain not kidney

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Siddanna, What a great gesture ! This is what badly required in a critical time of lockdown and loss of work/income for daily waged labourers. Forget politics and work united for the people. their happiness and a smile on their faces will bring blessings for those who helped them. God bless you too.

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  • Raviraj Poonja, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    No use writing sir, Nobody will read or listen. It will be thrown in the dust bin. Like how Chamudeshwari constituency did for you in the last electorals. When Vaccine was launched, Siddu along with other Bhaima Congress leaders mocked it saying 'BJP vaccine' and doubted its efficiency. Called it as money making racket for the Pvt hospitals.

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