BANGALORE: JD(S) leader Padmanabha Reddy has accused the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) of another Rs 121 crore scam and has demanded a CBI probe into the scam. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Reddy said that the scams occured during the ruling party’s tenure in BBMP and Rs 121 crore was misused.
Further, Reddy explained that though garbage tenders were closed in 2010, contractors were allowed to float tenders till date. “Every month, Rs 20 crore is being spent by BBMP on disposal of garbage. Through tenders for contractors, BBMP is spending Rs 12.28 crore and the remaining Rs 6.74 crore is alloted to the contractors who do not come under tender. With this amount, there has been a fund misappropriation to the tune of Rs121 crore in the past 18 months,” he said.
Reddy said that the contractors who did not come under tender were working efficiently. Reddy also alleged that the ruling party was not interested in floating tenders as they did not want new contractors to participate in the tender. “If my allegation of Rs 121 crore is proved wrong, I am ready to resign. State government should handover the inquiry to CBI ,” he demanded.