Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly Siddaramaiah on Monday visited areas affected by the recent rains and floods in Kalaburagi district.
The former CM also interacted with farmers at Saradagi village in Afzalpur taluk who apprised him of the damages caused to their crops in the area, especially cotton.
Siddaramiah earlier had also urged the government to call a special session of assembly to discuss the flood-related issue. He blames the government which according to him has ‘completely failed’ in managing the flood situation in the state.
Due to incessant rains, 23 districts have been hit by floods. Senior Congress leader further asked the state ministers to come and visit their respective districts. taking a jab on CM Yediyurappa, he added that so far the CM has just done an aerial survey. “Due to the attitude of CM and ministers, the officials are working without any concern. Though the people are in difficulty due to floods, neither the Centre nor the state governments have released a rupee as compensation. The government has completely failed in handling the flood situation in the state,” said Siddaramaiah.
The Bhima river had continued to be in spate for several days, even as rains subsided, due to the heavy discharge of water from Maharashtra reservoirs, leaving several villages in the district inundated.