BENGALURU: Former Yediyur corporator N R Ramesh on Tuesday accused Chief Minister Siddaramaiah of interfering in the working of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), especially related to transfer of employees.
According to Ramesh, there have been at least 70 transfers in the last five months. Thirty eight officials had been transferred to the town planning department, which he said is the most corrupt.
“There have been several occasions when the CM tried to malign the BJP’s name by stating that it is mired in corruption. This is absolutely false, and we have issued statements in this regard,” he said.
“It is the Congress that is steeped in corruption and this is evident from the way the CM has sought the transfers of his followers in the BBMP. This is a violation of the 2013 High Court order, which directed the CM to stay away from transfer-related issues in the BBMP.”
Ramesh said Congress MLAs and workers who were in no way connected to the local body also meddled in its affairs. “Many other departments actually suffer from staff shortage, but the town planning is the most favoured.” Ramesh said he will approach the court against the CM in this regard.
On Mayoral Poll
On the 260 eligible voters for the mayoral elections, Ramesh said this number is against the rule. A case has been filed in the court already in this connection.