BENGALURU: THE Janata Dal (Secular) state president H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday accused the State Government of spending money from the state exchequer for the Congress party functions, attended by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru,he said, “For the first time in state, district administration is calling tenders to provide chairs, instal digital screens and other facilities at functions organised for inaugurating development projects by the CM. Around `70 lakh to `1 crore is being spent for such events, which are actually Congress party functions. Tax-payers’ money is spent for the Congress campaigns,’’ he said.
“The CM never talks about how much tax they have imposed on liquor. For liquor worth `10, the state government is collecting `70 as tax. This is like pickpocketing in the name of collecting tax on liquor,” he added.