Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa on Tuesday called his MPs to work with the Union government for actively pursuing the pending projects in the state. On 6 August, The Chief Minister called a state’s meeting on the last day of the Monsoon session.
It was a detailed discussion meeting where state MPs debated over the issues plaguing the state for around 2 hours. The meeting also saw the participation of Union ministers like Pralhad Joshi (Minister of Parliamentary Affairs), Nirmala Sitharaman (Minister of Finance), Suresh Angadi, D V Sadananda Gowda (Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers).
The Chief Minister told the reporters that he has decided to hold similar meetings at the regular interval of three months. He also urged the ministers to make an effort for getting extra funds from the Union for developing the state. He told his fellow MPs to work for making Karnatka the number one state in the country.
Various issues related to Highways, coal block allocation, irrigation, minimum support price were taken up in the meeting for discussion. Mekedatu project was also put up for discussion in the meeting. Karnataka is said to be arguing a case for establishing a reservoir across Cauvery river at Mekedatu.
As quoted by PTI, he told reporters, “I expect your cooperation and support to get central help for the development of the state. In cooperative federalism, central and state cooperation is important. There is a need to raise issues related to the state’s land, water, and language in Parliament.”
Earlier in the day, BS Yedyurappa had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for seeking clearance of Rs. 5912 crores for constructing a reservoir at Mekedatu. He also requested the Prime Minister for setting up an AIIMS in Hubli-Dharwad region. He pleaded Modi for seeking his early intervention in Mahadayi and Krishna water disputes.
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He also met several Union ministers urging them to settle pending claims under various schemes.