Bengaluru: The Opposition Congress in Karnataka on Wednesday staged a dharna near the Gandhi statue at Vidhana Soudha over the alleged failure of the BJP-led government in containing the spread of the second wave of COVID-19 and its devastating effects.
The Congress leaders, led by the Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly, Siddaramaiah, and the
KPCC president D K Shivakumar charged that both Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and the Prime Minister
Narendra Modi had failed to deliver the promise on the supply of the COVID-19 vaccine to the people
of the state.
They also criticised the state government for not announcing any relief package to the poorer section in the society, who were severely hit by the state-wide lockdown announced by Mr Yediyurappa.
The Congress leaders earlier held a meeting and discussed the COVID-19 situation prevailing in the state.
Addressing the leaders, Siddaramaiah alleged that Mr Modi has totally failed in ensuring an adequate supply of COVID-19 vaccination to the state and the country.
The state is witnessing a horrible situation wherein people have lost all their hopes in the state government as well as the central government, he said.
Former Karnataka Assembly Speaker Ramesh Kumar, former ministers Krishna Byre Gowda and Ramalinga Reddy and other leaders participated in the agitation.