BELLARY: Former minister and Bellary Rural MLA B Sriramulu threatened to hold a two-day fast along with farmers at the Tungabhadra Reservoir if the government fails to initiate desilting works in it by June 17.
He slammed the BJP government for failing to tackle the drought in the state.
“People from north Karnataka are facing acute drinking water shortage and farmers are finding it difficult to provide fodder to cattle. But CM D V Sadananda Gowda and his predecessor are fighting for the CM’s chair,” he alleged.
He said that the CM’s video conferences to tackle the drought were to no avail. He urged the CM and MLAs to visit the affected regions.
Sriramulu claimed that 195 of 3,500 lakes in state are filled with water.