A senior officer said, Drought-hit in Karnataka attempt the involving of the four Union ministers and recently nominated BJP State Lok Sabha members in obtaining funds for the central government kept for progressing works under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA).
An officer at CM’s office said IANS “Congratulating the four Union Ministers from the state, including Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, a Rajya Sabha member from Karnataka, CM H D Kumaraswamy urged them to prevail upon the Centre to get NRGEGA funds released as the state was reeling under severe drought.”
Another three Union Ministers from BJP members are D.V.S Sadananda Gowda from Bangalore North Lok Sabha seat, Prahlad Joshi from Dharwad and Suresh Angadi from Belgaum in Northeast region.
Kumaraswamy tweeted that “I welcome the statements of Union Ministers @DVSBJP and @JoshiPrahalad that they will support the developments of our state. I request them also to make the Centre release the pending Rs 2,000 crore due to the state for NREGA works”
The CM was also confident the ministers and legislators to give them details of the different works being executed under NREGA.
An officer also said that “In the absence of funds from the Centre, the state government has been paying the beneficiaries their dues to mitigate the hardships they are facing due to severe drought.”
The CM also accepted to provide details of NREGA works proceeding to the Union Ministers and MPs leading of the rainy session of Parliament from July 18 to August 10.
Regarding the 28 Lok Sabha seats, the ruling JD-S and the Congress faced a lead winning just one seat every in the general election that was over in the state on April 18 and April 23.
JD-S kept Hassan and Congress succeed Bangalore Rural.
However, both the allies handled joint candidates in the ratio of 21 seats to the Congress and seven to the JD-S, they defeated 26 seats, correspondingly.