Chikkamagaluru: Chief Minister, B.S. Yediyurappa refused to comment on the dissatisfaction of some ministers in his government over allocation of portfolios here on Tuesday, contending that his priority was to rebuild the lives of those affected by floods and landslides in the district.
Mr Yediyurappa, who was on a visit to Mudigere taluk to assess the damage caused by the heavy rainfall in the region, told reporters that he was open to holding a special session of the assembly to discuss the twin disasters of floods and drought in the state.
Promising adequate release of funds to tackle the disaster with the help of the Union government, he said he had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking assistance from the Centre to help his government come to the rescue of the victims.
“I have been working night and day for about 10 days to rebuild the lives of the flood affected people. We will do whatever is needed to rebuild their lives and also consider convening a special session of state legislature to discuss the issue,” he added.
Asked whether he would announce a special package for the flooded areas, Mr Yediyurappa said he had asked the deputy commissioners of the Malnad region to submit reports on the extent of damage suffered by their districts and meet him in Bengaluru to discuss the construction of houses and providing land to those who had lost their fields in the disaster, among other issues.
Minister for tourism, C.T. Ravi, who accompanied the Chief Minister, brought to his notice that a temple was buried in a landslide in the district. Others accompanying Mr Yediyurappa included Member of Parliament, Shobha Karandlaje, Mudigere MLA, M.P. Kumaraswamy and MLC, Pranesh....