H.D. Kumaraswamy to re-start ‘Grama Vastavya’

H.D. Kumaraswamy to re-start ‘Grama Vastavya’

June 3, 2019

Bengaluru:  Compelled to turn the public perception about him and his Coalition Government around, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy (HDK) has decided to reinvent ‘Grama Vastavya’, his popular village  stay programme.

The CM on Sunday announced to re-start his ‘Grama Vastavya’ programme (overnight stay in villages) with an intention to make the administration more effective.

In a tweet, Kumaraswamy said he will begin ‘Grama Vastavya’ in Government Schools. The programme will help him understand the people’s problems and the responsiveness of the official machinery.

However, HDK is yet to decide on the date and the venue for kick-starting the programme.

Kumaraswamy’s village stay programme was a big hit during his last stint as the CM in 2006-07, when he headed the JD(S)-BJP Coalition Government. He had gained widespread public recognition and appreciation for visiting remote villages and staying at villages to directly interact with people and understand their issues.

Kumaraswamy is expected to kick-start the village stay programme by starting in a Kodagu village School before July when the Assembly will convene for the monsoon session.

Meanwhile, Tourism Minister and Kodagu District Minister S.R. Mahesh said in Mysuru on Sunday that CM H.D. Kumaraswamy’s village stay programme had become popular when he (HDK) headed the JD(S)-BJP Coalition Government in 2006-07.

Maintaining that he is undertaking Grama Vastavya programme even now, Mahesh said that he has completed seven village stays after becoming a Minister a year ago.

Pointing out that as Kodagu District Minister, he was happy to note that the CM has planned to re-start his village stay at a Kodagu village later this month, Minister S.R. Mahesh said that the CM’s village stay in Kodagu will largely help in addressing issues concerning Kodagu, which was devastated by floods and landslides last year.

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3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “H.D. Kumaraswamy to re-start ‘Grama Vastavya’”

  1. The hapless people especially in Northern Karnataka’ Krishna river belt rue that Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy’s proposed Grama Vastavya is a cruel joke on them this time and only a gimmick to help save his tottering Coalition government with the Congress.Their grouse is as below.Two weeks have passed since a delegation of people’s representatives from North Karnataka led by Mr.Prabhakar Kore, MP met Karnataka Chief Minister H.D.Kumaraswamy in Bengaluru requesting him to immediately get in touch with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnivis for getting about 4 TMC of water released into River Krishna which has gone dry since almost a month creating alarming water scarcity in Belagavi, Vijayapura and Bagalkot districts.But the Chief Minister is incurring the wrath of over 30 lakh population in distress by sleeping over the burning issue. People are aghast that Chief Minister Kumaraswamy who had an opportunity to get in touch with Maharashtra CM Devendra Phadnavis in the swearing in ceremony Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 30th May woefully missed it betraying an apathy towards the people of North Karnataka suffering from serious drinking water scarcity since a month. Karnataka Water resources Minister DK. Shivakumar is also ironically emulating the inept CM in public apathy and inaction.Even after returning from his tour of many days in Australia with his family for relaxation and enjoyment he is not at all responding to the cry of the people of North Karnataka to get water released into the River Krishna. Meaning three weeks have passed since people are sitting in dharna in Athani and other towns in Belagavi and Bagalokot districts to pressurise the Karnataka government into getting water from Maharashtra released into River Krishna to over the serious crisis of scarcity of water aggravated by the sweltering summer heat.

  2. Nikhil Yellidiyappa says:

    Just a stunt too woo the hapless karnataka voters

  3. ankeatas says:

    Seems like Kumarswamy cannot tolerate his son’s defeat. Father and Son ( Nikhil Yellidiappa ) are on cheap drama. Instead of such drama, let both of them go sit in Burnol Barrel for some days. From the begining Mandya people were very clear that they cannot accept Kutumba Rajkiya. Everyday the news is only about this family. Dont see a CM’s duties are performed, we are not intersted about his personal matter, how he sleeps where he sleeps, or what he eats etc etc.


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