Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday that the opposition parliament had found fault with the approval given by the Central Water Board three days ago to a detailed project report for the Karratha-Banduri canal. said. The Prime Minister also said the opposition parties criticized the creation of new reserved categories for other backward castes.
According to him, the long-awaited Karratha-Banduri Canal project to address the drinking water crisis in the arid region of North Karnataka has come to a logical end. The prime minister said parliamentary leaders had not read the entire report and were unable to see the date and signatures at the bottom of the DPR.
“The issues we (BJP) and they (Parliament) have fought have now reached their logical end, 20 to 25 years later. I’m just showing.I don’t care about their comments..My path is clear,” Bommai told reporters. He said he would ask for permission, place bids and start work.
Regarding reservations to other lower castes, Mr. Bommai said people will know when the final order of the lower class committee will come. He mentioned deprecating categories and creating 2C and 2D categories. Those in 3A such as Vokkaligas and 3B such as Lingayats are placed in 2C and 2D respectively.
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The prime minister said an interim report was made once the government communicated its purpose, as parliament called the creation of the 2C and 2D categories a political gimmick. However, the statistics will be included in the final report, after which the government will discuss them with relevant parties, he added.
“We have made it very clear that backward caste people will not be embarrassed. I agree with the clear purpose of the report,” said Bommai. He said.
The prime minister also assured people that the government would provide an explanation if necessary. However, he pointed out that all will be revealed when the final report comes. He accused the opposition of causing confusion among the public on the issue.
“When the opposition was in power, they could not meet this demand. Now that we are doing it, they are in trouble,” said Bommai. 2A is intended to classify those who are the most behind in OBC, and therefore have higher priority in terms of education and employment, and then those who are slightly behind fall into the 2B category.