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Administration under BSY-led BJP govt has collapsed: Congress

PTI
Bengaluru
The Congress in Karnataka on Thursday alleged that administration under B S Yediyurappa-led government in the state has “collapsed” as the Chief Minister is faced with “internal pressure and also humiliation” from BJP high command regarding proposed Ministry expansion.
The principal opposition party in the state assembly also said that the BJP government was the “most corrupt” and termed it as “20 per cent” (commission) government.
“I’m sorry about the way this government is functioning, the CM seems to be under a huge pressure, the national President (of BJP) is humiliating our Chief Minister by not giving him time and appointment, is this the way to behave with the Chief Minister of a state?” KPCC Chief Dinesh Gunu Rao asked.
Speaking to reporters here, he said the affairs of the state are in “very pathetic condition,” as there is no development and funds were not coming from the government of India.
“There is huge shortfall in the GST, NRGA arrears, and the amount given for flood relief is not significant enough. The Chief Minister himself has said that he doesn’t have enough money and has expressed hope that he will be able to generate more funds next year.
He (CM) is in a helpless situation economically, politically and in all aspects, adding to that is pressure for Minister berth,” he said.
Yediyurappa, who is anxiously waiting for the BJP high command’s nod to expand his ministry, amid intense lobbying by the aspirants, on Wednesday said he will complete the exercise after BJP national President Amit Shah’s visit to the state on January 18.
As the Chief Minister has already made it clear that 11 of the disqualified JDS-Congress MLAs who got re-elected in the bypolls on BJP tickets will be made ministers, lobbying has been on within the party for the remaining ministerial berths.
Currently there are 18 Ministers, including the Chief Minister in the cabinet that has a sanctioned strength of 34.

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