Public Works Minister H C Mahadevappa has come under severe criticism for spending around Rs 75 lakh on renovation of his official bungalow.
Mahadevappa, who was living in a rented house at Sadashivnagar, got Kumara Krupa-1 (South) allotted after Chief Minister Siddaramaiah shifted to Cauvery, the official residence of the Chief Minister, in December 2013. In fact, Siddaramaiah stayed in Kumara Krupa-1 (South) between May and December, 2013 for which the government had spent Rs 9.9 lakh on renovation and repairs.
According to sources, toilets, bathrooms and kitchen have been renovated. The water pipeline has been changed and water seepage in the first floor has been plugged. A big room has also been built within the premises for the visiting people to sit and a garden is being raised by removing the lawn.
A PWD engineer said the building is around 50 years old and was built by the Mysore Housing Board.