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Yediyurappa Protests With Hunger Strike At Vidhana Soudha

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Former Chief Minister Yediyurappa’s fasting protest in front of Vidhana Soudha has drawn attention to alleged discrimination by the Congress-led state government in the allocation of funds for developmental works in assembly constituencies. Accusing the government of engaging in retaliatory politics, Yediyurappa has expressed his concerns and warned of a hunger strike if the situation does not improve. 

Karnataka: Yediyurappa to lead BJP agitation against Congress from July 4 |  Bengaluru - Hindustan Times

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Yediyurappa emphasized the discriminatory treatment of BJP MLAs by the state government, citing the withholding of funds for crucial developmental projects in their respective constituencies. He labeled this action as retaliatory politics and announced plans for a hunger strike, either in front of Vidhana Soudha or Freedom Park, during this month. The former Chief Minister underscored the government’s lack of control and responsiveness to the grievances of the general public, urging the authorities to reconsider their approach.

Vidhana Soudha is souring over lemons

Source: Bangalore Mirror

Moreover, he drew attention to the deteriorating condition of certain roads in Bangalore, expressing concern about the impact on the city’s image. While acknowledging that grants were allocated for specific areas, he lamented the obstacles preventing their effective implementation, emphasizing the need for the government to prioritize public welfare over personal conflicts. Yediyurappa’s call for action against the prevailing 7 to 7.5 percent commission for project approval and payment across the state highlights his determination to address systemic issues and mobilize public support against such practices.

Basava, Kempegowda statues to adorn Vidhana Soudha-

Source: The New Indian Express

Highlighting previous instances, Yediyurappa also raised concerns about the possible unjust treatment of contractors, emphasizing the need for a fair and transparent investigation process to ensure accountability. While acknowledging the importance of accountability, he criticized the perceived withholding of grants as a form of retribution, further emphasizing the need for an equitable and unbiased approach to governance and development in the state. This protest signifies a growing rift between political factions and the urgency to address crucial issues in the state’s governance and developmental processes.

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