Achievers will be feted in honour of Nalvadi: Minister ST Somashekar

There is no vacancy for CM's post, says Somashekar

Mysuru, June 4:- “Contributions of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar to Mysuru and state are immense. It is the responsibility of the government to pay him respects. The district administration will felicitate 10 achievers in various fields every year in his name,” said the District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar here on Thursday.

The minister was speaking after paying floral tributes to the statue of Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar at KR Circle in the city to mark his birth anniversary. MLAs G T Devegowda, S A Ramadass, L Nagendra, Mayor Tasneem Bano and Deputy Commissioner Abhiram G Sankar were present.

“Achievers could not be identified this year because of coronavirus. It will be done in the next few days. District administration will honour the achievers,” said Somashekar while speaking to media.

“We have written a letter to Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa seeking permission to reopen the Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens (Mysuru Zoo). We may get the response in 2-3 days,” he said.

‘BY Vijayendra not behaving like super CM’

“Chief Minister’s son B Y Vijayendra is not behaving like super CM. He is not involving in any administrative works. It has been three months since I took charge. I have not experienced anything like that. What was Siddaramaiah’s son doing when he was the chief minister? Siddaramaiah is giving statements with ulterior political intentions. His allegations are baseless. Vijayendra has not intervened in transfers as well. I have not heard the chief minister asking any MLA or minister to meet Vijayendra and discuss any issue,” he said while responding to  Siddaramaiah allegations that Vijayendra is behaving like super CM.

‘No vacancy for CM’s post’

Responding to a rumours that Siddaramaiah may become chief minister again, Somashekar said that there is no vacancy right now in the state and opined Yediyurappa will rule the state for the next 3 years. He said that the state government is stable and has no problems.

“Chief minister fulfills his promises. He has done what he has told. Bharatiya Janata Party is a party of discipline. There is no dissatisfaction in the party. No one is doing any lobby for MLC post. Aspirants discussing with leaders and public representatives is common. It cannot be termed dissent,” he said.

“Former ministers AH Vishwanath, MTB Nagaraj, R Shankar, Pratap Gowda Patil are all MLC aspirants. We have requested the chief minister to make them MLCs. He will take the right decision,” he added.

“Covid-19 cases have already come under control in the district. One or two cases have been reported which is mainly due to people coming from other states. All of them are tested and quarantined. People should not panic over this,” he added. (MR/KS)

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