Ready to place report on funds spent for flood relief: CM

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 18:55

Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said he would place a report in the coming legislature session on the quantum of funds collected for
flood relief and spent by the government.

"I will table the report on the opening day of the
session itself which starts on June 28", he told reporters
here when his reaction was sought over allegations of misuse
of funds by Congress.

Yeddyurappa said the House will be briefed on the
extent of donations it mobilised and expenditure incurred on
providing relief to the flood-hit in parts of the state.

He asked Congress to opt for a similar exercise in
providing details over funds it mobilised for flood relief.

Karnataka unit of Congress had constituted an enquiry
committee to look into allegations of misuse of funds
collected from donors to help last year`s flood victims.

Yeddyurappa reviewed the progress of construction of
houses for those who lost their dwellings in the rain fury
last year, which the government has taken up under "Aasare"
programme. He said there was delay in completing construction
and handing over houses to those displaced.

On whether BJP will support liquor baron Vijay Mallya,
contesting the Rajya Sabha election as JDS supported
independent, Yeddyurappa said "these issues will be addressed
by our party high command. We will abide by whatever our high
command decides".

BJP has a strength of 116 in the 224-member assembly and
would have at least 30 surplus votes after ensuring victory of
its two candidates-- M Venkaiah Naidu and Ayanur Manjunath.

The Congress has fielded two nominess--Oscar Fernandes
and T V Maruthi, but can win only one seat with its tally of
74 MLAs. Each winning candidate required 45 first preference
votes to get elected in the first round.

Mallya, who is seeking a second term as Rajya Sabha
member, is assured of 27 votes of JDS and also that of
an independent.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 18:55

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