‘Quit if unable to rise to occasion’

BANGALORE: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dr G Parameshwar, while stating that the state government had failed to tackle the prevailing drought, demanded Chief Minister D V Sad

Published: 15th April 2012 03:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:31 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dr G Parameshwar, while stating that the state government had failed to tackle the prevailing drought, demanded Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda to demit office if  he is unable to handle the situation.

He addressed newsmen after attending the 121st birth anniversary celebrations of Dr B R Ambedkar at the KPCC office here on Saturday that infighting within the BJP has only delayed the relief works.

“Ministers are not heeding the chief minister and are speaking in different tones; it is better if he resigns in public interest. The BJP government in the state has lost the will to attend to the plight of the sufferers,” the KPCC president said. He asserted that funds relief were that of the Cenre alone.

Referring to the Congress’ tour to drought-hit areas, the KPCC president said: “A report will be ready shortly and it would be submitted to the state and Central governments.”

He criticised JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy for alleging that Opposition Leader in Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah accepted bribes from the BJP and worked against the Congress party candidates in the Assembly by-elections.

“Kumaraswamy was a former chief minister of the state. He should not hurl baseless and reckless charges against Siddaramaiah,” Parameshwar said.

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