Udupi: Septmeber 10, 2015: Former MLA Raghupathy Bhat has accused MLA Pramod Madhwaraj of taking false credit for development work done by others.
Speaking to media persons in the city, the former MLA added that the Congress-led State government was already breathless. The government has utterly failed to keep up the promise it had made to the voters during the polls, he added.
Bhat added that Udupi MLA’s claim that he had provided many BPL cards to the poor, was nothing but a gimmick. In reality, the facts are far from truth, as the government has already issued orders to cancel at least 10 BPL cards per day to the village accountants. He added that the MLA was mum over the issue.
Bhat said that Brahmavar sugar factory was another mess, where farmers were cheated. They (farmers) were told that they would be offered financial help to get rid of their debt. But nothing had happened. He quipped that Varahi irrigation project was another failure as water was not released into the farm fields.
Bhat said that fishermen were harassed by the direct benefit transfer on diesel which is credited to the bank accounts. The government claims it to be the diesel subsidy, which is not in real.
He said the Udupi CMC has increased the tariff to 30 per cent, which is totally unscientific. The funds are not released and the central government funds are also not delivered. He demanded that the CMC should immediately withdraw the proposals to hike the tax immediately. The farmers’ problems like Kumki rights and Mulageni are not ensured to the farmers.
He said the power crisis was not properly handled by the government. It is pitiable that the government is into power cuts during the months of August and September. The days ahead would be dreadful following the water scarcity, he added.
Bhat added that the Central government was asked to include Udupi CMC under the newly initiated programme ‘Amrutha’.
He added that ‘Raitha Chaitnya Yatre’ would reach Udupi on September 11 and programme would be held in front of Shyamili Sabhabhavan. Simultaneously, three rallies will be held in Udupi. One each at Nittur, Bannanje and Jodukatte. As many as 5,000 workers and farmer are expected to take part in the rally.
The State leaders like Jagdish Shettar, BJP State president Prahlad Joshi, R Ashok will take part in the rally.