Bengaluru, July 4 (BPNS)
Karnataka legislative assembly witnessed uproarious scenes on Tuesday as BJP legislators stormed the well of the house against the illegal delay in implementing five poll promises of the ruling Congress during the election time.
Proceedings of both the houses were disrupted following the commotion due to the MLAs storming the well of the house. Chief Minister Siddaramiah requested the BJP members to stop the ruckus and to participate in legislative proceedings. He said, “Adjournment motion is discussed after the question hour and zero hour and you can discuss whatever you want to then.”
Sources in the BJP told IANS that the party campaign against the Siddaramiah government not implementing its poll promises will continue till the assembly session comes to a close on July 14.
It may be noted that the ‘Anna Bhagya ‘scheme or five kg of grains to the Below Poverty Line (BPL) families had run into rough weather following the unavailability of rice and the government missed the deadline of July 1. The government had then decided to credit money into the account of beneficiaries at the rate of Rs 34 per kg till the government could source rice.
It may be noted that the Food Corporation of India (FCI) has decided not to sell rice directly to states following a directive of the central government.
The ‘Shakthi’ scheme offering free rides for women in non- luxury buses have already commenced while the ‘Gruha Lakshmi’ scheme providing Rs 2000 to a month to the women head of an APL/BPL family will be effective from the month of August.
The benefits of ‘Gruha Jyoti’ scheme providing free 200 units of electricity will be reflected in the bills from August. The Yuva Nidhi scheme providing Rs 3000 per month unemployed graduates and Rs 1500 to unemployed diploma holders who passed in 2022-23 will also be launched soon.