The fortnight-long political crisis in the Karnataka BJP ended on Sunday with a truce announced in the presence of Leader of the Opposition L.K. Advani, party president Rajnath Singh and senior leader Sushma Swaraj. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa and rebel leader Tourism Minister G. Janardhana Reddy held hands together before news cameras in a show of solidarity.
“The crisis has been resolved amicably and both Mr.Yeddyurappa and Mr. Reddy will go back to Bangalore and start working for the betterment of the State from tomorrow. It is a happy coincidence that a solution has been found on the birthday of Mr. Advani which I consider a birthday gift,” Ms. Swaraj told journalists after successfully arranging a face-to-face discussion between the Chief Minister and Mr. Reddy at her residence for the final deal.
Mr. Reddy’s supporter, Health Minister B. Sriramulu, State president Sadananda Gowda and BJP MP from Karnataka H.N. Ananth Kumar were among those present during the final touches to the compromise formula that had more or less been worked out on Friday.
With the internal crisis in BJP’s state unit having blown over, Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa should immediately get back to flood relief and rehabilitation work, because the operation was badly affected due to the wrangling between B S Yeddyurappa & Reddy brothers. From day one it was told both the parties that this is not the time to create unnecessary problems.
Ministers had requested both groups to sort out their problems and try to concentrate on flood relief work. Ministers & others also said that the BJP was involved in a “big drama” for the past 14 days, resulting in a waste of valuable time, which should instead have gone towards providing relief to flood victims. Taking a dig at the Yeddyurappa government, ministers said it was not enough to simply lay foundation stones and make promises for building houses, but to expedite the work.
Power Crisis in Karnataka
Its a Shame that Karnataka, which tops in the IT Sector is under power crisis and 2009 has been the worst-hit. Earlier we were facing it because of no rains & now it is because of heavy rains. What an Irony! Wonder, how will industries survive the next year?
Crime on Rise!
With daily murders, chain snatching & loot, Bangalore is heading towards crime capital of India. From elderly couples to young working families murders, from chain snatching to day light robbery, culprits have no fear at all. Its high time, law and order situation is reviewed properly to avoid getting worst!
Infrastructure in Bangalore is going from bad to worse! People spend quarter time of their day (or perhaps more) struggling on the roads to reach office and back home. Probably by the time they reach at work, they realize they have already done their work and are exhausted with whatever is left.
Other problems include open stinking drains, pot holes on the road & illegal entorchments have made city life unbearable.
Sir, we have wasted more than a week’s time disputing a small matter, which was of no public interest (at least we didn’t see any interest). Can we get back to serious work & address the above issues please?
What was the Cause of Fight between B.S. Yeddyurappa & Reddy Brothers?
The rift between Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa and his mine-owning ministerial colleagues continued as they stepped up their campaign against a new cess imposed on Lorries transporting iron ore. Tourism Minister G Janardhana Reddy, himself a mine owner in the ore rich Bellary district, took the lead holding parleys with like minded fellow miners since yesterday to mobilize support against the Rs 1,000 cess on each lorry load of iron ore, sources close to them said here.
There are 92 licensed owners of mines in the district and about 40 of them have been carrying on mining activity. eddy and his brother Revenue Minister G Karunakara Reddy and their confidante Health Minister B Sriramulu have been up in arms. Against Yeddyurappa for his certain decisions, including transfer of Gadag Deputy Commissioner Prasad for his “failure” to implement relief measures in flood-hit areas.
The Reddy brothers are also unhappy with the style of functioning by Yeddyurappa whom they accuse of interfering in the working of their departments, besides neglecting them in decision making on certain issues. Despite their opposition to the cess on Lorries, the government went ahead with it to mop up resources for rehabilitation of people affected by the recent floods in northern districts of the state. The sources said the Reddy brothers were trying to drum up support from Lorry owners association by asking them to suspend transport of ore, protesting the cess.