Flood Relief: Yeddyurappa ready to join delegation led by Opposition

Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Thursday said that he would join a delegation led by the Opposition parties’ leaders to meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to seek more funds and relief material to rebuild houses, schools, hospitals and infrastructure in the flood hit districts of north Karnataka.The Opposition had not participated in the delegation led by the Chief Minister to Delhi on Monday.Speaking to the media after a meeting with the leaders of the corporate world and managements of educational institutions on construction of houses in the flood-affected districts, Mr. Yeddyurappa said that he had come to know from the media that the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee was taking a separate delegation with a memorandum to seek more relief from the Centre. “I am ready to join their team to seek more funds from the Centre” the Chief Minister said.

Mr.Yeddyurappa said that he had to be responsible and show his Government`s commitment to the welfare of the people and would also go to New Delhi and join the Congress leaders and try to convince the Prime Minister on the need to extend more support to alleviate the sufferings of the people. During the visit to the State, the PM had announced granting of Rs. 1,000 crore for taking up relief works in the flood affected villages in 15 districts.

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