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Belagavi: State BJP chief and former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa has made a candid admission that he is prepared to be a trouble-shooter to get Kalsa-Banduri project implemented if CM Siddaramaiah is prepared to make the opposition leaders in Maharashtra and Goa government agree for the project and that he (Yeddyurappa) would get the green signal from both the CMs.

Stating that former CM Jagadish Shettar raised the issue of drought in the ongoing session of the state legislature, Yeddyurappa said,he too was on a whilrwind tour of 13 drought ravaged districts in the state to review the situation but Chief Minister Siddaramaiah was sarcastic about the tours passing comments that the rain did not arrive at all when he (Yeddyurappa) toured dry areas. The BJP would take up another tour of drought-hit areas, he said revealing that 57 farmers committed suicide in the state last year.

The former CM urged the state government to shift at least four to five ministers to Suvarna Soudha in Belagavi to make best use of the otherwise non-functional structure. Stating that the illegal sand
mining was taking place at a large scale in the state, he said, several leaders of the ruling party were involved in it. Siddaramiah was misusing ACB and trying to protect people whom he wanted and
harassing those who he did not want,said Yeddyurappa.

Mr Yeddyurappa assured that if his party formed the next government,then it would shift four to five departments to Suvarna Vidhan Soudha of Belagavi to make effective use of soudha.