Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Former Karnaraka CM and BJP central parliamentary board member BS Yediyurappa has said that the Congress government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is directly responsible for the decline in the state quota till 3.64 percent in the 15th Finance Commission.
CM Siddaramaiah, while announcing that he will lead the protest in Delhi at Jantar Mantar on February 7, stated that in the 14th Finance Commission, the state’s share, which was 4.71%, has come down to 3, 64% in the 15th Finance Commission.
“This is a reduction of 1.07 percent, which means there is a decrease of Rs 45,000 crore in 4 years. As per the estimate, Rs 62,098 crore will be reduced for Karnataka,” said the chief minister
On this, Yediyurappa said that as per the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission, the NDA government has released Rs 1,16,828 crore.
“… on the tax share for the period 2026 during the 15th Finance Commission, the state will get more than Rs 2.5 lakh crore. This is more than what was recommended by the 14th Finance Commission in UPA government. CM Siddaramaiah led The government is directly responsible for the decline in the state’s share to 3.6% in the 15th Finance Commission. Because when the commission was preparing the report, the government of Siddaramaiah-led Congress ruled in the state. It has failed to convince the commission on the real economy. scenario of the state,” Yediyurappa said.
Under the 15th Finance Commission, the state already has Rs 13,985 crore. The state will get Rs 3.5 billion this year.
“CM Siddaramaiah has hidden all these facts and told half truth,” the BJP leader said.
“Siddaramaiah believes that by telling lies repeatedly he can hide the truth. Finance Minister Niramala Sitharaman has also given appropriate answers in this regard. Wherever possible, taxes are increased,” he added.
The former CM further said that unproductive guarantees have destroyed the state’s economy and the situation is getting out of CM Siddaramaiah’s hands.
“The government has failed on all fronts. They have come to know that the guarantee schemes will not rescue the party in the Lok Sabha elections. After that, they have a clear idea to leave the guarantees after the Lok Sabha elections. How apart from the plan they are creating a base by pointing fingers at the central government,” he said.