Former Karnataka CM Kumaraswamy visits flood affected Belagavi, interacts with locals
Days after Congress leader Siddaramaiah was halted by the victims affected by heavy rains and floods in north Karnataka in Badami, former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy visited the flood affected Belagavi district on Saturday (October 26)
Belagavi: Former Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, on Saturday (October 26), visited the state's most affected region by this year's monsoon floods and held meetings with locals.
During the visit, the locals of Basathwada village of Hukkeri sub-division voiced the problems they were facing due to the floods.
Since Belagavi is the most affected district in the state, this monsoon, political leaders have been visiting the region to take stock of the situation and the relief operations being undertaken to provide relief to flood victims.
Earlier, senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah had tweeted a letter directed at chief minister BS Yediyurappa and said, "Flood affected victims felt relieved when we went to assess the situation. So a session in Belagavi would be a morale boost for the victims of north Karnataka. I would request Yediyurappa to call for a session in Belagavi for 15-25 days instead of 3 days in Bengaluru."
He claimed that parts of Karnataka are reeling under post-flood and drought-related issues with no adequate measures from the Central and state governments.
"People have lost everything and are left with very little hope for the future. As representatives, it is our duty to instil confidence and renew their hope," Siddaramaiah said.
On September 24, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) had held a protest in Belagavi asking for more relief to those affected during the floods and raised the demand for it to be declared as a "national calamity".
This also comes ahead of Assembly by-polls to the 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka, which are scheduled to be held on December 5.