Bagalkot: Elected representatives should have ‘Common Sense’ - MP Shobha Karandlaje

Daijiworld Media Network - Bagalkot (MS)

Bagalkot, Aug 13: Udupi-Chikkamagaluru MP Shobha Karandlaje ridiculed the state Congress leaders by saying that the elected representatives should have basic knowledge of things, which is called as 'Common Sense'.

Shobha spoke to the reporters in the city on Tuesday, August 13. She further said, "The people of the state are devastated due to the deluge. During this tragic moment, many Congress leaders of the state including former CM Siddaramaiah and senior leader of Congress Mallikarjun Kharge had a sumptuous meal on the occasion of Eid. I do not know how they thought of partaking in a lavish dinner when the people of the state are in distress.

"All of us have to raise up from party politics in this moment of agony of deluge in the state. It is not humane to say that the government is theirs, let them do the relief work. We need your suggestion and advice. We will accept gracefully the suggestion and cooperation given by you," requested Shobha to the leaders of the opposition parties.

Shobha assured the people of the state by saying, "More than four lac people of the state are homeless due to the deluge. The BJP leaders have conducted aerial survey. However, exact loss can be estimated only after the water level of flood recedes. So the survey needs to be done after few days. For the time being, it is estimated that property worth Rs 40 to 50 thousand crores is destroyed in the floods. The victims will be given compensation as soon as possible."

Responding to the query on the expansion of the cabinet, Shoba said, "National president of BJP Amit Shah had fixed time to discuss this matter. However, due to the sudden demise of former minister Sushma Swaraj, cabinet formation is held up. Still CM Yediyurappa is controlling the flood situation."

"I am not an aspirant for any position. BJP high command and state leaders will discuss and distribute the positions," said MP Shobha, to a query from the scribes about the state BJP president post.