Bengaluru: Coming down heavily on Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa for releasing crores of rupees in funds to the constituencies of the 17 disqualified legislators, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundurao on Friday charged that the quantum of funds being released is causing a rift in the BJP itself.
Speaking to reporters here, Mr Rao said that it was better to dissolve the assembly and go in for polls as a large section in the BJP is not happy with Mr Yediyurappa's style of functioning.
According to him, Mr Yediyurappa lacks a wholesome vision for the state and was only focused on placating the disqualified legislators as he thinks he owes everything to them. “He is squandering funds on these disqualified legislators.
The entire north-Karnataka is reeling under drought or severe floods, but he has no time to release funds for the region which has caused severe heartburn among BJP legislators,” he explained. He added that staying in power and making money has become more important for Mr Yediyurappa.
“The state, its people and farmers are facing problems, no development is happening. The misery that we are facing today was never faced by Karnataka before,” Mr Rao added. “The Central BJP doesn't trust Mr Yediyurappa. For Yediyurappa, wooing 17 disqualified MLAs has become his one point programme, while the state BJP president and some local leaders want to finish Mr Yediyurappa politically. That's why I feel it’s better to go for elections by dissolving the assembly?” he said.