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81% 'below poverty line' in the state!

With elections on the horizon, the Yeddyurappa government directed the food and civil supplies department to give BPL ration cards to whoever produced an affidavit. Of the total 1.32 crore families in the state, today 1.07 crore, or 81% claim to be living below poverty line just to get access to the card!

"Decision to give cards to everyone who applies has costed the government anywhere between Rs 500 to Rs 600 crore,'' said the an official in the food department.

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Another route to buying votes, and of course at tax-payer's cost! Is Election Commission seized of the matter?

Muralidhar Rao

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And we are supposed to be a "Model State"!

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"Karnataka will be showcased by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a model State in terms of development in the entire southern region by the party during its campaign for the Lok Sabha polls"

So the model state has 81% BPL.   Looks like one of those anorexic models on FTV!!

See the Karnataka report from the National Family Health Survey.  Judge for yourself.



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