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Solve problem or face protest, threatens Congress

Published: 20th October 2012 10:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th October 2012 10:29 AM   |  A+A-

 Alleging that the civic administration in the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has collapsed, the BBMP Congress Committee president Dinesh Gundu Rao threatened to launch an agitation against the state government.

 Addressing a press conference on Friday, the Congress leader said the promise made by the BBMP authorities to solve the garbage problem has been proved false.

 Instead of solving the teething problems faced while implementing waste segregation, the BBMP has allowed the problems to multiply, he alleged.

 The pourakarmikas are on the streets demanding salaries. The BJP has severely hampered the civic administration in the city, he accused.

 “The BJP leaders were divided on whether to invite fresh tenders to dispose of garbage or not,” he said.

 The BBMP, which is facing one of its worst financial crises, is not in a position to clear arrears of over Rs 3,000 crore to civil contractors and the much-promised supply of drinking water from the Cauvery 4th phase remained elusive during BJP’s regime.

 Congress legislators of the city had met Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar to bring his attention to the civic problems, the Congress leader said, adding that it has not yielded desired results.

 Both the state government and District In-charge Minister R Ashok seem to have lost interest in solving the garbage disposal problem, shortage of drinking water and other civic amenities.

 “All the developmental works in the state and in the IT city have been hurt badly thanks to severe infighting among the ruling BJP leaders,” he added.



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