K'taka: DVS to strip off CM's office; to go viral on YouTube

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DV Sadananda Gowda
Bangalore, Nov 28: DV Sadananda Gowda, a candidate strongly recommended by BS Yeddyurappa himself as the successor of his Chef Minister-ship, who was later assumed as a 'puppet' of ex-CM by critics and opposition parties, has decided to upload his work live on video-sharing website YouTube.

Yeddyurappa was forced to step down from power after being figured in the draft of Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, in illegal mining case.

Now, the current CM in order to wipe out the blot on his office, has decide to go viral on YouTube, and increase the amount of transparency in his reign.

In a recent event, CM Gowda announced that CCTV cameras would be fixed in CM's office in Vidhana Soudha and his residence office, Krishna, which will enable public to view his work as CM of Karnataka through streaming videos on YouTube.

Commenting on his decision to go live on internet, “I always wanted to keep up transparency in my functioning. Let the people see who come to meet me, what I do and how I work. Citizens of Karnataka can watch me live, using YouTube and other Karnataka government websites. Sitting in their homes, people can have a clear picture of whom I meet and can also study my body language," said Gowda.

"This will set a new example, but there will be no compulsion for my colleagues to emulate me. It is entirely up to them whether to follow me or not," the CM added.

Kerala CM Oommen Chandy was the first to put his work online as head of the state. This move was well received by public as one lakh visitors logged in to CM's website to view him live from office, after the launch on July 1, 2011.

CM Chandy's decision brought him slew of praises from different quarters. Taking inspiration from the Kerala counterpart, CM Gowda will hit online from Nov 30, 2011. We Will have to wait and see how it turns up for Karnataka CM?

CM Gowda said that going online was an effort to cut the bureaucracy to best of his ability, to clear government files in gaining momentum. Furthermore, he is all set to table the Right to Service Act in the coming Assembly session which will begin in the first week of Dec. "Introducing the Act will bring accountability among the officials to clear files on time," he said.

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