BSY plans to lead delegation of Chief Ministers on fertilisers

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Bangalore, Sep 6 (UNI) Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyuarappa today criticised the alleged step-motherly treatment of the centre in supply of fertilisers to the state and said he would meet the chief ministers of all states to lead a delegation to the Prime Minister.

Mr Yeddyurappa told reporters here today that the state was facing shortage of fertilisers and the centre had not released the fresh supply when the state was experiencing a good monsoon.

The Centre was meting out a step-motherly treatment to the state regarding the supply of fertilisers while it was providing them to other states, he alleged.

He said he would write to all Chief Ministers to come together and lead a delegation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in pressurising the Centre to look into their demands.

He also clarified that the financial situation of the state was very sound and there was no problem in taking up the implementation of budgeted development programmes.

The budget was prepared according to the financial situation of the state, he said.

However, he agreed that there were no funds for taking up new programmes.

On charges levelled by the opposition that the government had failed on all fronts he said he would present a document on the achievements of his government in the first 100 days and place it before the people of the state for their judgement.

''The opposition may consider it as a white paper presented by my government, he said.


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