D.K.Shivakumar misleading people:Basavaraj Bommai

Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai accused Deputy Chief Minister and Water Resources Minister D.K.Shivakumar of misleading the people regarding the inflow of the Cauvery water.

He told reporters here that Shivakumar had said that there had been a heavy inflow of water.However, when they got information from the authorities,they said that the inflow was around 2000 cusecs of water.

Why is Shivakumar misleading people? Why he was speaking so lightly on this serious issue? It was not enough for the DyCM to always talk about Brand Bangalore,but Cauvery water should be saved for Bangalore.Otherwise,it will be a ‘bad Bangalore’, he said.

Asked about a distress formula,the former CM said that before 2018,there was no such situation to implement the distress formula.After the establishment of CWMA, the problem of water has now come.So,it was necessary to implement the distress formula.

No fear of the law for anti-social elements in this govt: Bommai

The stone pelters and trouble makers have no fear for law in the incumbent Congress Government,said former chief minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Talking to reporters here on Monday,he said it was unfortunate that Home Minister,Dr G Parameshwar has described the Shivamogga incident as small.Houses have been stoned in Shivamogga City.

A similar incident has happened in Kolar also.The government was indirectly supporting such elements. The home minister’s statement has been childish.Due to this kind of attitude,the gamblers,anti-social elements,and rioters were roaming freely.