SHIMOGA: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa said here on Wednesday his Government would give more attention towards administrative matters after the Lok Sabha elections as there was much to be done to rise to the expectations of the people.
Addressing presspersons, he said that the response to the Bharatiya Janata Party candidates in the elections was overwhelming throughout the State. “I never expected such a good response to my party candidates,” he said adding that the results would come in favour of the BJP in such a way that they would prove to be a trendsetter.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said that the attendance in the election meetings addressed by him was encouraging and “when I ask them how many of them would support my party candidates, the hands of nearly 95 per cent of the crowd would go up with loud cheer.” He said that he would not be surprised if all the four seats in Bangalore were won by the BJP. Stating that the overwhelming support being extended to the BJP had enhanced the government’s responsibility too, he said that the first thing he would address to soon after the elections was to speed up the administrative machinery so as to make it more result-oriented.
When his attention was drawn to the reported remark by the president of the State unit of the Janata Dal (Secular) H.D.
Kumaraswamy that the government’s financial situation had worsened to such an extent that it was finding it difficult even to pay the salary to its staff, Mr. Yeddyurappa denied it terming the allegation as false and baseless. “It is true that the financial situation is impacted by the global economic slowdown, but steps are being taken to keep the plan expenditure at 22 per cent,” he said.