From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, May 29: The State Cabinet meeting on Thursday, June 1, will make an official decision regarding the implementation of the five pre-poll guarantees by the Congress party, with comprehensive details.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, in a meeting with senior officials from the Finance, Transport, Food and Civil Supplies, Power, and other departments, as well as Chief Secretary Vanditha Sharma at Vidhana Soudha on Monday, instructed them to prepare a detailed report on all the guarantees, including finer details.
The reports on the guarantees from the officials will be discussed by the Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers on Wednesday.
"After thorough deliberation, the final decision on all the details and financial aspects of the five guarantees will be taken at the upcoming Cabinet meeting scheduled for Thursday," the Chief Minister told media personnel following the meeting.
Siddaramaiah has urged the officials to present detailed reports and a PowerPoint presentation to the Council of Ministers, which will then be presented at the Cabinet meeting.
CM sanctions Rs 2 Lac as solatium
Earlier today, the Chief Minister sanctioned a solatium of Rs 2 lac each to the 10 individuals from Ballari who lost their lives in a road accident involving a car and a bus near Mugur in T Narasipur taluk of Mysuru district.
The Chief Minister stated that the District Deputy Commissioner has been instructed to promptly visit the site and initiate an investigation.
BJP should remember their broken promises
When asked about the comments made by BJP leaders regarding the immediate implementation of Congress guarantees, Siddaramaiah responded, "Why are they so anxious? Do they remember Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promises of depositing Rs 15 lakh in every citizen's bank account, or BJP's promises of creating 2 crore jobs annually and doubling farmers' income? Have the people experienced the 'Acche Din' promised?"
"Let them be patient. We are not like them; we remember our promise of waiving off farm loans of Rs 1 lakh each," he remarked.
He declined to comment on former minister R Ashok's statement that he would not pay his electricity bill, stating, "These leaders should first remember their promises, whether in the State or in Delhi."
Saalumarada Thimmakka to retain Cabinet rank
The Chief Minister also held discussions with prominent Kannada writers and literary figures at his home office, Krishna, in the morning.
He has decided to continue granting Cabinet rank status and perks to the renowned environmentalist, Saalumarada Thimmakka.
"She is an ambassador of the environment, and we hold her in high esteem," he added.