K’taka BJP alleges diversion of SC/ST welfare funds by Cong

The BJP leader alleged that the state government has already embezzled ₹187 crore belonging to the Maharshi Valmiki Scheduled Tribes Development Corporation.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 06, 2024 | 4:00 PMUpdatedJul 06, 2024 | 4:00 PM

Karnataka LoP R Ashoka

Karnataka BJP accused the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government of diverting ₹14,800 crore allocated for the Scheduled Caste Sub-plan and Tribal Sub-plan to fulfil its five guarantees. The party claimed on 6 July that funds intended for marginalised communities’ welfare were misused for electoral promises. The chief minister, however, defended the move.

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