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Yeddyurappa slams CM over farmer suicides

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Bengaluru: Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa lashing out at Siddaramaiah over increasing farmer suicides in the state said that the state government has failed to help the distressed farmer community and also to mobilise resources for development works of the state.

BSY to become next BJP state Chief?-1Speaking to reporters on Friday, BSY said that in the last year, more than a 1,000 farmers have committed suicide. Major reservoirs are empty and there is no drinking water, as well as shortage of fodder for livestock. Migration of labourers have begun.
He further demanded Siddaramaiah, who is also the Finance minister, to come out with a white paper on the State’s finances as development works have come to a standstill.

The Centre has released Rs 1,540 crore as drought relief to the state but still it has not been released to the farmers who are in distress, he added.



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