Prime News, Karnataka, Bengaluru, September 24:- Senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday (September 24 ) said the ‘corrupt’ state government has lost people’s confidence. “Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa, his son, grandson and son-in-law are busy in corrupt practices. In this backdrop, the Congress has decided to move a no-confidence motion against the BJP government in the state,” he said.
The Opposition has already served a notice to the Assembly Speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri in this regard.
The move should come as a rude shock to Yediyurappa who not only has to tackle the internal squabble in the party, but also the Opposition parties which are after his blood.
After the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting here in Bengaluru, Siddaramaiah said, “We have decided to go ahead with our decision. It goes without saying that the government has lost people’s confidence. Everyone in Yediyurappa’s family is busy in corruption. There is no transparency in the purchase of laptops, medical equipment for the treatment of the coronavirus and transformers. Corruption is rampant in all the government departments. While the financial status of the state has gone for a toss, the development has been stunted.”
The Congress leader said, “Amendment to Farmland Act, APMC Act and anti-labour laws are nothing but draconian moves. In the last 16 months, the state government has borrowed more than Rs 1 lakh crore. Yediyurappa himself has lost the confidence of his colleagues. I had initiated no-confidence motion some time back but this time, we are serious at that.”
Siddaramaiah added, “At the CLP meeting, our members opined that it is Yediyurappa who should be held directly responsible for his son’s corrupt practices. Congress will renew its fight for the chief minister’s resignation. In fact, many BJP leaders, have time and again, expressed displeasure against Yediyurappa. BJP state vice president B Y Vijayendra is interfering in the day-to-day affairs of the government department. A complaint has reached the BJP high command. We think it is the right time to demand a no-confidence motion against the government.” (MR)