BELAGAVI: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah held a meeting with senior ministers on Monday and directed them to defend the government on various issues.
In a meeting held at Circuit House at Belagavi, Siddaramaiah told the ministers to defend Primary and Secondary Education Minister Tanveer Sait, who recently came under attack for watching sleazy photographs of women during a Tipu Sultan Jayanthi celebration.
Sources said that Siddaramaiah told the ministers to prepare themselves against the charges made by BJP and JD(S) members. He also asked the members to target the BJP government in the centre over the demonetisation of `500 and `1,000 notes, which has been of great inconvenience to the common man and the farming community.
He also advised the ministers to keep away from the extravagant wedding celebration of minister Ramesh Jarkiholi’s son Santhosh at Gokak. He, however, told the ministers that they could to visit Jarkiholi in his house and wish the groom.
He also directed all the ministers and the legislators to make sure that they are present in the house and give no scope to the opposition to target the government over its handling of drought and farmers suicides in the state.