Hubballi: Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Saturday took strong objection to Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Siddaramaiah criticising Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri in objectionable language and said that the people of the state would give him a befitting reply in the coming by-elections.
“The Congress is a party without leadership and people are more inclined to vote for the BJP considering the developmental work it is doing. In fact, the BJP will gain power in all states and the country will soon become Congress-mukth," he declared, speaking to reporters here.
Referring to flood relief measures in the state, he claimed there was no dearth of funds for them and all steps were being taken to provide compensation to those who had lost their homes and crops in the disaster.
"The deputy commissioners of the affected districts have been told to visit the villages that were flooded and compensation of Rs 5 lakh has been announced to build new houses for their people," he said, however, hastening to add that this was based on the financial condition of the government. The Chief Minister recalled that Rs 1,200 crore had already been released for flood relief measures in Karnataka.