Karnataka Assembly (File Photo)
Karnataka Assembly (File Photo)

Upper Krishna Project will be completed within 3 years, says Karnataka CM

ANI | Updated: Mar 06, 2020 19:28 IST


Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Mar 6 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday said that the Upper Krishna Project (UKP) will be completed within the next three years.
Speaking in the Assembly, the Chief Minister said: "After discussing with the officials of the finance department, we have decided to allocate Rs 10,000 crore funds for the third phase of UKP. This project will be completed within a span of three years."
Yediyurappa also said that the government will hold talks for additional funds from the Central government.
The leader of Opposition, Siddaramaiah, interrupted and said that the CM has announced this just to gain the confidence of MLAs from north Karnataka.
"The government could have announced it in the budget itself or else the Chief Minister could have announced it at the time of discussion on the budget. Where are the funds with the government to complete the project? CM has announced this just to gain the confidence of MLAs who hail from north Karnataka," said Siddaramaiah.
Deputy Chief Minister Govinda Karajol while speaking to the media welcomed the Chief Minister's statement and said that the earlier government didn't allocate a single penny in the last seven years he added. (ANI)

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