BANGALORE: Congress leaders lashed out at former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa, labelling his tour to drought-hit taluks of the state as an attempt to draw political mileage.
Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah said that Yeddyurappa, with the tour, intends to only unseat his successor.
He was addressing the media here on Thursday after attending the 105th birth anniversary celebrations of former deputy prime minister Babu Jagjivan Ram.
Referring to the recent stand-off between warring BJP factions, when legislators led by Yeddyurappa camped at a resort in Bangalore, he questioned: “Where was this concern for people then?” “The tussle between the former and current chief minister is only over power and not for serving the public,” he said.
Siddaramaiah, while adding that he had already visited the drought-hit areas, said he would tour such areas soon, the itinerary for which will be chalked out.
Meanwhile, KPCC president G Parameshwar, who was also present, minced no words in criticising Yeddyurappa’s tour. He added that the tour was only to demonstrate that the government led by D V Sadananda Gowda was weak.
“Yeddyurappa wants to convey that the CM has no concern for the people, and hence is not touring the state,” he leader said.
Referring to the High Court quashing the appointments of the Upalokayukta and the DGP & IGP, he averred that the appointments were driven by political motives.