Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddaramaiah asserted that the infighting within the BJP has blinded its leaders from the plight of those suffering due to the drought in the state.
Addressing newsmen here on Friday, Siddaramaiah, who had undertaken a second drought survey tour of the state, said that people were left to fend for themselves and there is no trace of relief work of the government.
“The government has scored a nought as far as its achievements are concerned; the CM cannot be expected to deliver good governance as majority of his ministers are facing corruption charges.
” He added that the failure of the south-west monsoon was rubbing salt in the wounds of those suffering from drought.
Due to shortage of essentials such as drinking water and fodder, people are migrating to other states in search of jobs.
“It is high time the BJP government vacates office and fresh polls are conducted,” Siddaramaiah said.
He added that a `1500-crore grant released by the UPA government to address drinking water problem was not spent entirely, adding that this highlighted laxity on the part of the state government.
He added that sowing activities for the kharif season have commenced only in 15 lakh hectares as against the total area of over 74 lakh hectares.
“Germination has not commenced in over half of the sowed area,” he said.
Party leader C S Nadagouda was also present