Observing that water crises may worsen in the coming years and that a day may come when people have to wage war among themselves for drinking water, State BJP President and former CM B.S. Yeddyurappa has said that the Government should give top most priority for sustainable irrigation and drinking water facilities.
He was speaking after inaugurating day-long Mysuru Mathu Chamarajanagar Zilla Veershaiva Mathadhipathigala Goshti at JSS College premises in Chamarajanagar this morning.
Expressing concern over severe water crisis in the State, Yeddyurappa urged the State Government to take immediate measures for de-silting all water bodies in the State.
Welcoming the Union Budget, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi, taking note of the distraught of the farming community, has announced a slew of measures for the welfare of farmers.
Referring to Legislators not being present at the ongoing Assembly Session, Yeddyurappa said that the abstentions are detrimental to the democratic setup of the country. To a query on the allegations he had made against the CM yesterday, Yeddyurappa said he had the evidence to prove his charges and he would make them public at an appropriate time.
Suttur Seer Sri Shivarathri Deshikendra Swamiji, Mysuru Ramakrishna Ashrama’s Athmajnandaji and other Seers graced the occasion. MP B. Sriramulu, former Ministers M.P. Renukacharya and S.A. Ramadas, former MLC G. Madhusudan and other BJP leaders were present.
Later, replying to a question on the status of Sangolli Rayanna Brigade (SRB), Yeddyurappa said that he had no differences with his party colleague K.S. Eshwarappa over the issue.
Asserting that he and Eshwarappa were working together for strengthening of the party, Yeddyurappa maintained that there were no internal differences and all leaders were working unitedly for ensuring the success of the BJP in the 2018 assembly poll.