'Yeddyurappa should learn to speak responsibly' - The New Indian Express

'Yeddyurappa should learn to speak responsibly'

Published: 23rd October 2013 09:07 AM

Last Updated: 23rd October 2013 09:07 AM

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday came down heavily on former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa for using unparliamentary words to criticise him in Shimoga recently.

At a Janaspandana programme organised to address the grievances of the people, Siddaramaiah said: “Yeddyurappa was the former chief minister and, therefore, he thinks that he has the right to speak as he want. He should learn to speak more responsibly. Even I can use the language that he has used, but I desist from doing so as I am civilised.”

On Yeddyurappa's vow to make him step down from the CM’s post by defeating the Congress in 27 Lok Sabha seats, Siddaramaiah said: “People gave their mandate to me and only they have the power to make me step down. Yeddyurappa must remember that in the recently concluded parliamentary byelections to Bangalore Rural and Mandya constituencies, all the parties came together to defeat the Congress, but in vain.”

On Yeddyurappa's claim that Siddaramaiah has done nothing to develop his constituency in Mysore, as BSY did in Shimoga, the Chief Minister said: “He (Yeddyurappa) went to jail because of that.”

On U R Ananthamurthy's suggestion that Siddramaiah should utilise the services of the techies to reach out to people, he said: "It is a good suggestion. We will try to follow it."

He also said the government will examine the report submitted by the special committee headed by former BWSSB chairman H N Thyagaraja on finding additional sources of water for Bangalore city.

On opposition leaders' claim that the state government has not released funds to give aid to the drought-hit farmers and to waive the loans, he said: “Their information is incorrect. The Union government has allocated the funds and we have released it along with the state government's share.”

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