Puttur, Jan 28, 2015: State Minister for Urban Development Vinay Kumar Sorake has accused the Union Government of not releasing funds for his department despite the state government sending proposals in this regard.
Speaking to reporters here on January 27, Tuesday, Sorake said so when scribes questioned him regarding the complaint that the State government had not released funds to solve drinking water problem to the DK Zilla Panchayat. While stating that the state government was not biased in any way, the minister instead chose to blame the Centre for the same.
He said the Puttur TMC would be upgraded into a CMC and a notification in this regard would be issued within a week.
On this occasion, the minister was also highly critical of the BJP for hurling accusations against CM Siddaramaiah in the Arkavathy denotification issue and said the allegations were false.
Shakuntala Shetty, Puttur MLA, Kavu Hemanath Shetty, Block Congress President and other party leaders were present.