Should elections be held once in every three months, asks CM Yediyurappa

Source: DHNS | Published on 30th November 2019, 11:56 AM | Coastal News | State News |

Mundagod: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has asked what are the contributions of Siddaramaiah and H D Kumaraswamy who ruled the State for five years, and 14 months, respectively.

"Now, after the by-polls, they want one more election. Should assembly elections be held once in every three months," he questioned.

He noted this while speaking during an election campaign held in favour of party candidate Shivaram Hebbar in the town on Thursday.

He said, "Why Yediyurappa has become a reason for the resignation of 17 MLAs of the previous government? They (disqualified MLAs) have quit their parties as they were fed up by the poor administration of the coalition government."

"I will not react on most of the issues until December 9. I will answer all questions only after the declaration of by-poll results," the chief minister said.

Pointing towards Siddaramaiah and H D Kumaraswamy, Yediyurappa asked, on what moral grounds they criticise him, as both the Congress and JD(S) have no morality to criticise the BJP, as they themselves indulged in resort and hotel politics, he added.

Assures many things

Meanwhile, Yediyurappa assured of submitting a proposal to the Centre for the amendment of the Forest Rights Act, and inclusion of Maratha community into 2 'A' from 3 'B'. Measures will be taken for providing title deeds for forest dwellers, and inclusion of Gouli community into Scheduled Tribes, he added.

He said, the MLAs should brief about the works sanctioned and implemented in their respective constituencies to the public by holding meetings once in six months.

The tender system for the works below Rs five lakh will be withdrawn, he said, and clarified that there is no fund crunch. The pending dues of Ashraya houses will be released soon after holding talks with the officials concerned in Bengaluru, Yediyurappa said.

MLAs Sunilkumar Karkal, Dinakar Shetty, Roopali Naik, Sunil Naik, party leaders Pramod Hegde, Basavaraj Oshimath, and others were present on the occasion.

Second round campaign

Speaking to media persons in the premises of Loyola School at Karaginakoppa in the taluk on Thursday, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa said, the second round campaign works have begun in 15 assembly constituencies in the State. Party candidate Shivaram Hebbar will emerge victorious in Yellapur constituency, he assured.

People of the State have praised the four months administration of BJP. No one can defeat BJP in the by-polls. During the Lok Sabha, many had laughed at us when we had assured of winning 22 seats. But, both Siddaramaiah and H D Kumaraswamy were satisfied with only one seat, he chided.

Congress and JD(S) are not speaking about their achievements. They just want to go for general elections soon after the by-polls, he said, and added that if voted to power, priority will be given for irrigation, announcing scientific prices for crops, and implementation of many projects.

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