BJP Govt facing financial crisis: Vishwanath

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Mysore, Oct 23 (UNI) Former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader H Vishwanath today alleged that the BJP led government in the state is facing severe financial crisis and hence not releasing funds for developmental works.

Talking to newspersons here, he alleged that the budget allocations to various developmental works were only on paper and there was no fund to release as promised by the Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa to the people of the state.

Stating that as many as 13 districts in the Northern Karnataka were facing the shortage, Mr Vishwanath demanded the government to come out with a list of demand and supply of fertilisers to the farmers.

Alleging that as a stock there was not a single bag of fertilisers with the government, Mr Vishwanath demanded that it should also come out with details of how much fertilisers were received from the centre and how much were supplied to the farmers.

Referring to the proposed toll collection on important roads in the state, he said as the road works were done to help the people and to be used by them, there was no point in collecting the tax when the work was done by the government itself. The idea should be dropped immediately, he added.

On the proposed Congress and JD(S) alliance to fight Assembly byelection in the State, Mr Vishwanath said Congress could fight the elections alone. However, it was left to the party high command to decide on the issue.

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