BANGALORE: Leaders of various political parties might have reasons to claim that Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has failed to make big achievements, but Deputy Mayor S Harish commenting BBMP’s achievements has rated the as “just pass.”
Harish, whose term as Deputy Mayor will end in another five days, on Friday said, if he had to rate the Palike, he would give “just pass” marks out of 35. He alleged that due to the officials’ negligence, files were not moved on time and this led to delay in developmental works, and said red-tapeism was present even in Palike. Harish opined that garbage and advertisement mafia was more powerful than Palike and this had to be changed. However, for his personal achievements as a Deputy Mayor, he gave himself an 80 on 100. Referring to the Deputy Mayor funds, Harish said he had released `8 crore for upgrading BBMP schools. “This fund will be used for painting of schools, construction of toilets and roofing,” he said. He added that funds for upgradation of Palike ambulances were released, to make them on par with 108 ambulances.