Cong ruling State in the name of President's rule: BJP

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Bangalore, Feb 25 (UNI) Former Karnataka chief minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader B S Yeddyurappa today alleged that in the name of President's rule, the Congress was governing the state through backdoor.

Talking to newspersons here, he alleged that the developmental works started by the previous government was neglected in the Governor rule.

Accusing the Congress for implementing anti-poor programmes through backdoor by blackmailing the Governor, Mr Yeddyurappa alleged that only 60 per cent progress had been made so far, as far as the implementation of the budget proposal of 2007-08 was concerned.

Several pro-people programmes announced by the previous government was waiting for clearance, he added The BJP leader said the previous government had earmarked Rs 250 crore as pension for 7.5 lakh people in 'Sandhay Suraksha' scheme, but only Rs one crore was released for 1.60 lakh beneficiaries.

He accused the Congress and Janata Dal(S) for deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Both the parties were preventing the law-enforcing agencies from curbing terrorism in the state and people will give a fitting rebuff to their vote-bank politics, he added.

Referring to the ongoing Lorry Owners strike, Mr Yeddyurappa urged the state government to approach the Supreme Court for 'Stay Order' against decision of the Karnataka High Court on the issue.

BJP would oppose Congress in Parliament against the continuance of the Governor role in the state and demand for an early election to the assembly, he added.

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