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Siddaramaiah running govt like 'Tughlaq darbar' ahead of polls: Yeddyurappa

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today lashed out at the government over deteriorating law and order in and said the minister was running the state like 'Tughlaq darbar" ahead of the state assembly polls.

His remarks come a day after the state's most senior anti-corruption officer P Vishwanatha Shetty was hospitalised after he was stabbed repeatedly at his office in Bengaluru.

"By God's grace, he (Shetty) is still alive. I dont know how reacts to such incidents. When there is no safety for high-rank officers, will there be for ordinary people? The law and order has completely collapsed," told reporters.

He said the minister claimed that his government was number one. But it seems the government is number one is in terms of atrocities on women and breakdown of law and order in the state, the said.

"It seems is running the government like a Tughlaq darbar. We have to bear it for two months," he said.

Yeddyurappa, BJP's ministerial candidate for the upcoming assembly polls, exuded confidence that his party would win more than 150 seats and form the government.

He also said that was scheduled to visit Raichur on March 13 for the inauguration of the (IIIT).

was in the national capital to meet to request for inclusion of Talavara and Parivara tribal communities in the list of the Scheduled Tribes (STs). He also met on the arecanut issue.

"On April 19, 1991, the Centre had incuded Nayak, Weda and Valmiki communities in the ST list but not Parivara and Talavara tribes. We met the and asked him to include these two communities in the ST list," he said.

The has assured that the issue will be resolved at the earliest, he added.

On the areca nut issue, the said the central government has been asked to clear concerns over quality of areca nut and protect the interest of farmers.

"Areca nut (supari) is being grown and consumed for ages. Some concerns were raised by on its quality in Lok Sabha and that has affected farmers. There is no such content in areca nut which is harmful to health," he added.

among other party members were part of the two meetings.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 18:35 IST