Bengaluru, Apr 28: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led Congress government in the state has displayed fiasco in managing severe drought-situation. In a press release, JD(S) President H D Kumaraswamy has alleged.
Kumaraswamy in a press note conveyed to the media the state of Karnataka has been reeling under drought since one year. Impact of this is high, with state witnessing scarcity of water for people and fodder for cattle. Both people and domestic animals have been thrown into tizzy.
It looks, Kumaraswamy argued, the state has woken up very late despite this condition has been prevailing since a year. But latest move of touring drought-hit areas is an eye wash by the government. And this has been exposed by the vigilant media.
As part of media impact, CM fearing for peoples' anger, he has suspended as many as 20 low rank officials in Haveri district while reviewing crop-loss on grounds of low rank officials' ignorance. The government has resorted to this only to cover up failure of ministers and high rank officials.
Kumaraswamy further added that government has not taken into task Assistant Commissioner of Revenue Department of that locality, Deputy Commissioner of Haveri district, Divisional Commissioner, and In-Charge IAS officers of drought-hit areas. He alleged that many IAS officers are having fun time in air-conditioned rooms and busy in playing golf.
Pointing out Rural Development Minister H K Patil's statement, JD(S) chief said, while CM has declared- like Maharashtra, Karnataka is also undergoing drought, Patil has come up with irresponsible statement that said state is just witnessing severe heat but not drought. This exposes the seriousness of the state cabinet toward providing relief to the parched people.
Kumaraswamy at the conclusion of note urged the government to take good steps to resolve the problem.