Amid drought, water sprinkled on roads in Bagalkot before Karnataka CM visit
Bengaluru, April 19: Even though some parts of north Karnataka are reeling under drought and acute water shortage, but for the visit of state chief minister Siddaramaiah, the roads leading to Bagalkot district were sprinkled with water to make them "dust-free".
On Monday, April 18, water was being sprinkled on road before Siddaramaiah's visit to drought-hit area in Bagalkot district of north Karnataka.
According to reports, two tankers of water were allegedly emptied for Siddaramaiah's dust-free ride in the drought-hit-district. [Karnataka drought: Water mafia makes hay while the sun shines]
Siddaramaiah reportedly visited Badagandi village in Bilagi taluk in Bagalkot district to meet the drought hit people. [Mercury rises: Huge exodus of people from North Karnataka has begun]
The authorities move of wasting precious water led to an anger among villagers who are struggling to fetch even a bucket of water from far areas every day.
Villagers also showed their disappointment over the fact that CM spent more time with officials rather than interacting with villagers and knowing about their plight.
Meanwhile, opposition parties termed Siddaramaiah's visit as a 'mere photo-op'.
WATCH (18/04/16):Water being sprinkled on road in Bagalkot before K'taka CM Siddaramaiah's visit to drought-hit areahttps://t.co/7YyEwm9oaj— ANI (@ANI_news) April 19, 2016