Mangaluru: The Dakshina Kannada district Bharatiya Janata Party President and Puttur MLA Sanjeeva Matandoor has alleged that Karnataka was in darkness under the Congress-Janata Dal (S) coalition government.
Addressing the reporters at district BJP office on Monday, May 20, Matandoor said,” Though the coalition government has completed a year, no major developmental works were taken up in the past one year. Though the MLAs were assured of providing Rs 2 Crore for the developmental works in their respective constituencies, only Rs 50 Lakh has been provided so far. Hence, the MLAs are also not able to undertake any major developmental works.”
Pointing at the drinking water problems in the district, Matandoor said, “Though the district is facing acute shortage of drinking water, the district in-charge minister is not responding to the grievances of the public. No projects have been taken up under the Pashchimavahini project though the district is facing acute shortage of drinking water. Silt is also not removed from the rivers, stormwater drains and culverts which would definitely lead to an artificial flood. The district in-charge minister and deputy commissioner of the district would be held responsible if artificial floods occur during the next monsoon.”
When asked about the Yettinahole Project, Matandoor informed that all the seven BJP MLAs of the district would oppose the "unscientific" Yettinahole Project. “We ready to protest in order to stop the project. We will discuss with our leaders to decide whether to hold protest inside the Assembly or outside shortly in this regard”, he added.
Mangaluru North MLA Dr. Y Bharath Shetty and other BJP leaders Sanjay Prabhu, Ravishankar Mijar among others were present.
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