Left Menu
Development News Edition

Will look into 'cut' in devplt grants to constituencies of

PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 12-10-2019 22:22 IST | Created: 12-10-2019 22:22 IST
Will look into 'cut' in devplt grants to constituencies of

Opposition parties locked horns with the ruling BJP in the assembly over the 'cut' in development grants to their constituencies, prompting Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday to assure them that he would personally look into it and sort it out. Leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah raised the issue during a debate on the demand for grants, following which several Congress and JD(S) legislators expressed concern over the 'cut' in allocations to their constituencies.

"It is not my allegation that there is a drastic cut in grants to constituencies represented opposition MLAs," Siddaramaiah said, pointing at the legislators. "I'm not saying allocation should be equal to MLAs of all parties. Every government in the past has used its discretion to allocate more to constituencies represented by their party MLAs. It is quite natural, but discrimination should not be obvious," he said.

Several Congress MLAs,including former minister Ramalinga Reddy alleged that there was 'discrimination' in allocation of grants to their constituencies and what was given by the previous coalition government had been taken back. To this, BJP MLA Satish Reddy retorted that the government was simply 'undoing' the disparity in allocation by previous administrations.

This led to a heated exchange of words between legislators of both Congress and BJP. Intervening, JD(S) leader and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy said that as Chief Minister, he had tried to be as fair as possible while allocating funds to MLAs, irrespective of their party line.

"But I didnt have full freedom," he said, hinting at coalition compulsions. He advised the Chief Minister to call a meeting of Bengaluru MLAs and sort out the issue.

"It is as simple as that. CM too has expressed his intention to sort it out," he added. Taking note of only the "disparity" related to Bengaluru MLAs getting the focus,opposition MLAs from many rural constituencies state too tried to raise their voice.

Yediyurappa then assured the legislators that he would personally look into the allocations and sort it out. "I will review this and resolve the disparity, trust me," he added..


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

New farm bills in India: Focusing on farms or farmers?

... ...

Kenya’s COVID-19 response: Chaos amid lack of information

Confusing numbers and scanty information on how effective curfews and lockdowns have been in breaking transmission have amplified coordination and planning challenges in Kenyas response to COVID-19. Without accurate data, it is impossible t...

Farkhad Akhmedov: Calculating the price of impunity from the law

In insistences such as the battle over the Luna, Akhmedov has resorted to extreme legal machinations to subvert the High Courts decision and keep his assets from being seized. ...

Guinea’s elections hearken back to the autocracy and violence of its past

... ...

Videos

Latest News

PM Modi greets people on Vijaya Dashami

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted people on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami on SundayGood wishes to all countrymen on Vijaya Dashami. May this grand festival marking the victory of truth over untruth and of goodness over evil may bring ne...

Varun Chakravarthy sets eyes on IPL trophy

Kolkata Knight Riders KKR Varun Chakravarthy has set his eyes on the Indian Premier League IPL trophy after guiding his team to an impressive win over Delhi Capitals. Delhi Capitals failed to chase a total of 195 as the side was restricted ...

Selena Gomez chats with Timothee Chalamet while he's in line to vote

American singer-songwriter Selena Gomez and actor Timothee Chalamet on Saturday local time hopped on an Instagram Live together and encouraged their fans to vote. Gomez appeared from home, after casting her mail-in ballot, during the live c...

Hindutva is the essence of this nation: Mohan Bhagwat

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said that the organisation acknowledges the country as Hindu and Hindutva as the essence of this countrys selfhood. When Sangh says Hindusthan is Hindu Rashtra it does not have a...

Give Feedback