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Minister for Higher Education V.S. Acharya addressing presspersons in Mangalore on Thursday. Dakshina Kannada district in-charge Minister and Minister for Ports and Fisheries J. Krishna Palemar (left) and Mangalore South MLA N.Yogish Bhat (right) are with him.
MANGALORE: After the amendment to the Panchayat Raj Act, elections have been held four times in Karnataka. Of these, three elections were not on time as they were held at a time exceeding the five-year term of the members. This time, however, the elections will be held in time, said Higher Education Minister V.S. Acharya. The Minister told presspersons here on Thursday that the State Government had implemented most of the proposals in the budget and that the total Plan outlay for the State had been increased from Rs. 17,000 crore to Rs. 31,000 crore.
The Third Finance Commission's recommendations would be implemented from April 2011 in rural development, strengthening administrative and rural power.
Under the BJP, there had been improvement in rural projects — infrastructure and plans to supply drinking water, said Mr. Acharya.
Apart from that, he highlighted the outlays set by the party government for schemes such the “Bhagyalakshmi” scheme for the welfare of the girl child, the “Suvarna Grama Yojana” and the “Sandhya Suraksha Yojana” for senior citizens.
The Congress levelled allegations against the BJP to evade charges of corruption against the Centre about the 2G scam and the Commonwealth Games, Mr. Acharya said.
For the last six months, Congress leaders had been trying to accuse the Hindus of terrorist acts unnecessarily giving indirect support to the actual terrorists, he said.
A. Ravindra, Adviser to Chief Minister on urban affairs, said the people had repeatedly shown their trust in the BJP Government because the party had implemented many development programmes such as the programme to provide urban amenities in rural areas (PURA).
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