The former Chief Minister and KJP chief B.S. Yeddyurappa has urged Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to deposit at least Rs. 1,000 crore in the account of the Railway Ministry for speeding up railway projects in the State.
Addressing presspersons here on Sunday, he said that it was he, as Chief Minister, who first initiated the idea of giving matching grants to the Railway Ministry for taking up railway projects in the State. “My efforts were appreciated at the national level. Karnataka was the first State to offer such funds for railway projects,” he said.
Mr. Yeddyurappa criticised the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government for allocating a meagre Rs. 30 crore for railway projects in the State.
Even Railway Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge disapproved of the Congress government for not granting adequate funds, he said.