BANGALORE: Vikasa Sankalpa Utsava, a mega event planned by the BJP Sovernment in all the revenue divisions of the State to mark the first anniversary of the government, was held here on Sunday. Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, in his address, said that he would bring about a change in the State through development and good governance.
The Chief Minister indicated at toning up the administration by asking the Ministers to review the implementation of budgetary schemes at least once or twice a week at Vidhana Soudha and instructing the bureaucrats to work in unison with him. He also wanted bureaucrats to be accountable to people and to dedicate more time for work instead of winding up at 5 p.m.Addressing a large gathering of beneficiaries of various welfare schemes at the National High School Grounds here, Mr. Yeddyurappa said: “I need your (people) blessings and co-operation to bring about a change in the State. I am ready to write in my blood that I will not betray the confidence posed by people of the State in me.”
The Chief Minister said: “I will not say that our government has achieved everything in one year. But we have set a strong foot in development.”
He said that he has a dream of developing the State and that there was a need to prepare a blueprint for transforming his dream into reality. He assured the people that his government would not discriminate people on the basis of caste or religion. “Whether they are Hindus, Muslims or Christians, they are all children of same mother,” he said. Urgent need Mr. Yeddyurappa desisted from announcing new schemes and said that there was a dire need to focus on the effective implementation of the existing schemes instead of announcing new ones.
Mr. Yeddyurappa said such functions would be held at all the divisional headquarters of the State within 10 to 12 days.
Such divisional-level programmes would be held every year to place details regarding the progress of the Government before the people. Operation Lotus The Chief Minister defended “Operation Lotus,” a code name for including legislators from the Opposition into the partyfold by making them to resign the Assembly membership and face fresh polls, by maintaining that: “We would not have tried ‘Operation Lotus’ if we had won at least 120 seats in the Assembly elections.”
Possession certificates Possession certificates were issued to 9,200 slum dwellers giving ownership rights to them under the Nemmadi Narayana Scheme launched by the government.