UPA meting out `stepmotherly` treatment to Karnataka in drought relief

Last Updated: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 22:25

Gulbarga: Karnataka Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Monday charged the UPA government with meting out "stepmotherly" treatment to the state in granting assistance to tackle the severe drought.

"Even after the Central Study team recommended immediate release of Rs 1,000 crore assistance, the UPA Government did not act on it," he told reporters.

Gowda said the state government has already spent Rs 600 crore for drought relief work while the Centre has so far released just about Rs 200 crore.

The Chief Minister said he would take an all party delegation soon to Delhi to mount pressure on the Centre for more financial aid for drought relief works.

A total of 123 of 176 taluks in Karnataka have been declared drought affected.

Asked why BJP has not taken action against some leaders who are in jail on various charges, Gowda said the party high command would look into it.
Last week, BJP MLA, Y Sampangi was sentenced to three and a half years Rigorous Imprisonment by a Lokayukta Special court in a corruption case.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 4, 2012 - 22:25

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