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Belagavi: Taking a dig at Revenue Minister R. Ashok, KPCC Working President, Satish Jarkiholi has accused the Minister of not leaving Bengaluru when North Karnataka region is reeling under floods. “People are suffering because of the natural calamity but Revenue Minister has no time to heed their grievances as he is not ready to leave Bengaluru”, he retorted.

Addressing media persons at the party office on Friday, he demanded the Minister to travel to Belagavi and Vijayapura districts where floods has made the lives of people miserable. Criticizing Ministers of Belagavi district, Satish said that despite the district having four Ministers, they are not working in tandem.
“They are not functioning in coordination to help affected persons. Like Ashok, other Ministers also choosing to function from Bengaluru “, he charged. He said that the Congress has demanded the government to hold special session. If it is held, then issues pertaining to flood relief and scams in purchase of equipments for treating Covid treatment can be discussed. Referring to recent Bengaluru violence, he said that the Congress has constituted a Fact Finding Committee to unearthed the truth. However the committee is yet to start its work. The report of the committee will reveal the truth. He opined that if the government get the inquiry conducted through a retired High Court Judge, it will bring out the facts.