Congress Legislature Party chief Siddaramaiah found himself in knee deep waters after the BJP slammed him for partying while the Badami Assembly constituency battles rain and floods. Congress leaders can be seen attending a “biryani party” where a spread of various dishes were laid out.
Bengaluru: The BJP's Karnataka unit on Monday hit out at Congress Legislature party leader Siddaramaiah for not visiting his flood-hit Badami Assembly constituency and instead attending a "biryani party."
The BJP has also posted pictures of Siddaramaiah purportedly having food along with KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao, veteran Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, party legislators BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan, MB Patil, KJ George, Krishna Byre Gowda, among others.
"Twitter preacher Siddaramaiah has time to attend biryani party at Congress MLCs house, but he does not have time to visit flood affected Badami constituency.
Twitter preacher @siddaramaiah has time to attend Biryani party at Congress MLC’s house— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) August 12, 2019
He doesn’t have time to visit flood effected Badami constituency
If eating Biryani is over make some effort to visit your constituency & listen to plead of people who voted u pic.twitter.com/QY4pu4gMlA
If eating biryani is over, make some effort to visit your constituency & listen to pleas of people who voted u (sic)," the BJP's Karnataka unit tweeted.
Siddaramaiah had cited cataract surgery and doctors' advice for not visiting Badami in Bagalkot district that is affected by floods. He had deputed his son and MLA of Varuna constituency in Mysuru, Yathindra to visit Badami and take stock of the situation.
Siddaramaiah has been flaying the central government over the delay in releasing funds to take up relief measures.
He has also hit out at chief minister BS Yediyurappa over the delay in Cabinet expansion and his ability to handle the flood situation on his own, without any ministers in his government. Monday also marked the birthday of the former chief minister who completed 71 years.
Yediyurappa announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for the people who lost their houses in Karnataka Floods. As an emergency relief, he asked deputy commissioner of Dakshina Kannada S Sasikanth Senthil to release Rs 10,000 immediately to each of those families who lost their house in the flood.
The chief minister said, “Those families whose houses had been partially damaged would get Rs 1 lakh for repair work and those who had lost their houses would get Rs 5 lakh for the construction of new houses and Rs 5,000 per month for rent until construction was complete.” In Dakshina Kannada around 275 houses had been damaged.
Last Updated 13, Aug 2019, 9:37 AM IST