UPA ruling Karnataka through backdoor : BJP

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New Delhi, Mar 17 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today accused the UPA government of trying to rule Karnataka through the 'backdoor'' and said the elected government should have been allowed to take office in the state by now.

Initiating a General Discussion in the Rajya Sabha on the Karnataka Budget, senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu said important schemes like the 'Backward Area Development Project' (BADC) had not been fully implemented in the state.

Of the Rs 1571 crore allocated for the state in the last budget, only 40 per cent had been spent while an additional Rs 2418 crore had been given this year.

He also asked who was responsible for the shortfall in revenue collection.

The state is currently under President's rule and an elected government has to be in place before May 28.

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