BENGALURU: With the bypoll in neighbouring Goa ending on a happy note for the BJP, the party’s Karnataka leadership is preparing to try its hand at resolving the Mahadayi river water dispute with Goa and Maharashtra.
A BJP delegation led by party state president B S Yeddyurappa and Union ministers H N Ananth Kumar, D V Sadananda Gowda and Leader of the Opposition in Legislative Assembly Jagadish Shettar will soon call on the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra and Goa to convince them to arrive at an amicable solution to the vexed river water dispute.
Announcing this after a meeting of senior leaders of state BJP, Yeddyurappa said: “We will try to convince the two chief ministers to concede drinking water but at the same time, I want our Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to convince his party leaders who are in the Opposition in those two states.”
Earlier, the issue was discussed during the recent visit of BJP national president Amit Shah to Bengaluru and the initiative is being taken up by Yeddyurappa following a green signal from Shah.
According to sources, the party leadership sees it as an issue that could prove a game changer in the forthcoming Assembly election if Mahadayi dispute is resolved amicably through talks with Goa and Maharashtra’s BJP Chief Ministers.
BJP ‘chargesheet’ against Siddu govt
BJP is set to rake up corruption and maladministration as major issues to build public opinion against Siddaramaiah government. The party has decided to file a “chargesheet” against the Siddaramaiah government to be “presented to People’s court.”
“The BJP will issue a chargesheet against Siddaramaiah government highlighting rampant corruption, collapse of law and order and mal-administration. It would be distributed to the people shortly in the form of booklets,” Yeddyurappa said.
“The party is in the process of collecting and collating cases of corruption in various departments as well as the government’s collusion with the land mafia which would also be a part of the chargesheet,” he added. “We will expose before the people how diabolical this government is as it has hushed up the controversial death of DySP M K Ganapathy and make it look like a suicide,” Yeddyurappa said.