BANGALORE: Communist Party of India (CPI) national secretary and Rajya Sabha member D Raja said the BJP government in the state failed to tackle the prevailing drought situation.
He called upon people to teach a lesson to the ruling party in the next election. Speaking to newsmen here on Sunday, the CPI leader said, “The state government has not taken adequate measures to provide drought relief to the affected people.” Raja said the Union government also did not do much to help the drought-hit areas. The CPI leader also urged the Centre to release enough grants as relief.
“Several parts of the state as well as Maharashtra are reeling under severe drought. The Centre’s approach to the problem is not correct,” he said.He urged both the Central and the state governments to jointly work out a strategy to ease the problems faced by people in the drought-affected areas in Karnataka and Maharashtra.
“The state government is one of the most corrupt government in the entire country,” he added.Raja said the BJP was raising a commotion about the corruption in the Congress. However, according to him, the BJP deals softly with its own state governments, which are facing graft charges. “Under BJP rule, Karnataka, w is deteriorating in terms of overall development,” he added.