Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said that he was confident of BJP’s victory in the by-elections in Sira and Rajarajeshwari Nagar assembly seats. The by-elections for these seats are to be held on November 3.
The Karnataka chief minister while talking to reporters said that “We are 100 per cent sure about the victory of the BJP candidates. Our only concern is how to widen the victory margin.” He said that his son and BJP state vice-president BY Vijayendra has been camping in Sira for last three days and they are leading the election campaign there. Yediyurappa added that the party’s prospects were bright in the assembly segment. It is to be noted that during the 2018 assembly elections, the BJP had to face defeat in both the constituencies.
The Karnataka Cm also said that his government aims to make Shikaripura a model taluk and Shivamogga a model district. He said, “The airport work in Shivamogga will be completed in one year, and once that is done, many industries will be set up. MP B Y Raghavendra has brought several new projects to the district.”
Regarding the state of rain in the state, the Chief Minister said that the people of Malanad region are expecting a good crop due to adequate rains, while in North Karnataka, the downpour and floods have caused damage to the standing crop. Yeddyurappa said that the work of distribution of compensation has been started in the affected areas.
Earlier on Saturday, Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa had said that his government was working effectively to compensate for the damage caused by heavy rains and subsequent floods in the state. He said that under this relief and rescue operations are being done in the affected areas. The Chief Minister hoped that the economy of the state would soon be back on track. Yeddyurappa said, “Many districts of North Karnataka are flood affected and I want to assure the people that the government is with them.”
Yediyurappa further informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had assured all possible help from the Center. Yeddyurappa said that he along with the Deputy Commissioners reviewed the situation in the flood-affected districts and the state Revenue Minister R Ashok himself is visiting these areas. He said that the family members of those who lost their lives and those who lost their livelihood and property in rain and flood-related incidents have been instructed to pay compensation within a week.
Yediyurappa said that the officials have been instructed to ensure that no complaints about compensation are received. The Chief Minister said that production subsidy of Rs 36.57 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of 51,810 farmers whose crops have been destroyed. It is to be noted that due to the continuous rains in the state for the last several days, flood situation remained grim in the four districts of Karnataka Kalburgi, Vijaypur, Raichur, Yadgir on Sunday and Army has also reached for help. Along with the army, the State and National Disaster Rescue Force are doing rescue work. Till now thousands of people stranded due to floods have been evacuated to safer places.