Bengaluru: Blaming the official apathy for failing to reach benefits of his welfare schemes to poor in-time in the state, Chief Minister, Siddaramaiah on Tuesday conceded that many of his blue-chip schemes had almost faced the threat of “complete failure” in the wake of almost lack of publicity in the state.
Speaking after inaugurating interactive session on citizens out-reach through media for good governance that was jointly organised by the Karantaka Media Academy and Information Department here, Mr Siddaramaiah said, “Scheme like Anna Bhagya, was facing lot of hardship just to gain acceptance at the very initial stage itself as a result oaths, it took almost four and half years to convince people that there is a scheme like this in the state. Some officials lacked will to promote the scheme some even just did not bother to give enough publicity to it, hence, it was very difficult for the state government to get acceptance for its scheme in the first stage itself."
He further declared that he was ready for a scrutiny by the media on any of his schemes in the state that were launched since four and half years.
“Media must play positive role in taking positive message across the society through its writings and broadcasting abilities," he said and cautioned that media should not misuse its freedom of expression instead use its to expose flaws in the system....