Yedi alleges Governor not using welfare schemes

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Gulbarga, Dec 30: Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader B S Yeddyurappa today alleged that Governor Rameshwar Thakur was not showing interest in implementing welfare schemes launched by the previous JD(S)-BJP coalition government.

Talking to newspersons here, he alleged that the Governor was yielding to pressure from the Congress and not implementing welfare schemes. ''The Governor is intentionally neglecting implementation of welfare schemes on the directions of the Congress leaders'', the BJP leader charged. Mr Yeddyurappa demanded a white paper on the progress made during the last three months of the President's rule and appealed to the Governor to instruct the officials to implement all the schemes launched by the previous government.

Demanding that the Centre release Rs 1,000 crore to meet the drought situation in the state, he alleged that despite the study team submitting its report, the Centre had not taken any steps to release sufficient funds.

He also demanded that the Centre disburse compensation to the farmers in the drought-affected areas.

Alleging that the Congress leaders were trying to woo Muslim voters by making statements which hurt the feelings of Hindus, Mr Yeddyurappa warned the people belonging to the minority community to be wary of the Congress' vote bank politics.

BJP State president D V Sadananda Gouda's, presence, made it clear that the BJP would highlight the development achieved during the 20-month coalition government and claimed that the credit should go to the party.

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