Bangalore, Aug 27: After completing 100-days in office and his party's victory in the by-polls to Lok Sabha and Vidhana Parishad, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is beaming and has bigger plans for the state.
In an interview to a media organisation, Siddaramaiah strongly backs the UPA driven Food Security Bill (FSB) and says that a country like India, where many can't afford two meals a day, such schemes are necessary. "India still has a huge population, which cant afford two meals a day. It is our primary duty to take care of them. The UPA led by Sonia Gandhi has taken a bold decision," he said.
When asked about criticism against his government being slow, he said: "Governments cannot function like a company. We are answerable to the people, so even if we are slow we do things right."
Siddaramaiah however was quick to dismiss reports of any rifts within the party and said that their is no dissent, neither in the party nor in the government. He added, "We are united and will win more than 20 seats from Karnataka in the next Lok Sabha elections."
On querying him any probe being ordered in the mining mafia case in the state he said the have appointed a committee headed by Chief Secretary to the Government SV Ranganath to study the Lokayukta report.