Udupi, April 13, 2016: Senior BJP leader K S Eshwarappa has alleged that state ministers and officials have never thought about visiting drought hit areas.Speaking to reporters after visiting Kurkalu, Ninnipade villages which are affected by drought, along with BJP leaders on April 13, Wednesday, Eshwarappa said Udupi district minister Vinay Kumar Sorake has failed to mitigate the water problem.
The BJP team which visited Dakshina Kannada on Tuesday also stated that the promised 303 drinking water units promised by the state government have not come up.
He alleged that the 29 multi-village drinking water projects initiated in Udupi district when the BJP was in power, has not yet been completed. Eshwarappa also demanded a white paper on the measures taken to mitigate water problem by the present government as well as the previous BJP government.
Udupi District BJP Chief Tingale Vikramarjuna Hegde, Gurme Suresh Shetty, ZP member Geetanjali Suvarna and others were present.