Siddaramiah ready to be KPCC President

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Mysore, Aug 30 (UNI) Former deputy chief minister and Congress leader Siddaramiah today said he was ready to accept the responsibility if he was offered the post of KPCC president by the party High command and denied rumours about he leaving the party.

Speaking to newspersons here he said it was true that initially he was hesitant to be KPCC President. However, his supporters were insisting that he must accept it.

He clarified that many statements reported in the newspapers about him were baseless.

Strongly criticising the BJP government of failure to fullfill promises it had made in the budget, he alleged even three months after the government was formed, no development works had been taken up including irrigation projects.

Neither the minister nor his cabinet colleagues had bothered to visit the flood affected areas in the state and were not making efforts to appraise the Centre on the situation and seek more funds for relief works, he charged.

He said in all 76 taluks out of 174 in the state were drought hit but the government was yet to make up its mind to take up relief works.

The government should give up the idea of ''privatising temples in the state'' and Congress party would oppose it, he added.

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