MANGALORE: Chief Minister D V Sadanannda Gowda said he has sent letters the Chief Justice of the High Court, Opposition leader and others highlighting the importance of selecting a suitable candidate for the post of Lokayukta soon.
The chief minister, who arrived at Mangalore Airport on Sunday to participate in the post-death rituals of Dr V S Acharya in Udupi, said six days ago, a letter highlighting the need to select a candidate for post of Lokayukta within 15 days was sent to the Chief Justice of the High Court, Opposition Leader, Speaker and the Chairman of the Legislative Council.
Dismissing JD(S) leader Kumaraswamy’s comments of “not doing anything for state as the chief minister”, Gowda said he was listening from one ear and was getting rid of pointless criticisms from the other.
‘CBI misuse by Congress to be bypoll plank’
Udupi: The Udupi-Chikmagalur Lok Sabha by-election would focus on national concerns like India’s internal security, intrusion by foreigners and the misuse of agencies like the CBI by the Congress, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda said.
Addressing the BJP workers’ convention at Kaup on Sunday, Gowda said though the Congress ruled the state for over 50 years and the JD(S) for a few years, the development was negligible. On the other hand, the BJP’s rule for the last four and a half years brought in real development. “When present Opposition leader Siddaramaiah presented the budget as finance minister its volume was only `27,500 crore. When Yeddyurappa presented the first budget of the coalition government in the state it was for `36,000 crore. In the last budget, it rose up to `85,500 crore. Even the state’s revenue collection went up,” he said.