Karnataka government should give account of money spent on migrants, food kits, says D K Shivakumar

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Karnataka Congress president DK Shivakumar on Tuesday said that the state government should give details of the amount it spent on migrants and labourers during the coronavirus crisis if it is transparent.

 

"The image of Karnataka has come to a very rotten position. We all know that Karnataka has failed in sorting out the problem. Let them (the state government) tell what has been the amount spent on the labour, migrants, food kits on the health department. We want an account (of the expenditure) if they are so transparent," Shivakumar, quoted by news agency ANI as saying.

He said that the state government should have approached the hospitals for treating COVID-19 patients and if any hospital refused, a message should have been given that the government would take it over.

In another development,  D K Shivakumar said that if the government failed to meet the demands of ASHA workers in the state who are protesting for the last 12 days demanding enhanced pay and insurance cover, the Congress party would join hands with them to ensure justice to Covid warriors.

Karnataka reported 3,649 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, taking the total tally of infected to 71,069 in the state. The death toll in Karnataka stands at 1,464.

 

With inputs from Agency

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