BJP files plaint against Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, minister KJ George over garbage 'scam'

BJP today lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta and Anti-Corruption Bureau against Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.

Published: 24th September 2017 12:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th September 2017 12:04 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah (File | AFP)


BENGALURU: Alleging a "mega garbage scam" involving an amount of Rs 688 crore in the civic body here, the city unit of the BJP today lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta and Anti-Corruption Bureau against Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and minister K J George.

N R Ramesh, the BJP city unit spokesperson, has also lodged a complaint with the Bengaluru Metropolitan Task Force and in the court of the additional chief metropolitan magistrate here over the alleged scam.

He claimed that the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) had spent Rs 1,066 crore on waste disposal in the 2016 -17 financial year, whereas its expenditure on that count in the previous financial year (2015-16) was Rs 385 crore.

"There is a steep rise of Rs 688 crore in the spending on waste disposal. The monthly spending on solid waste management (SWM) now is Rs 88.87 crore. Thus, the BBMP will once again spend Rs 1,066.44 crore by this (2017-18) financial year-end.

It is almost a 265-per cent increase," Ramesh said.

He further explained that though the difference between Rs 1066.44 crore and Rs 385 crore was Rs 681.44 crore, the amount involved in the alleged scam was Rs 688 crore on account of other irregularities in the BBMP.

Siddaramaiah and George, the minister for Bengaluru development and town planning, were not available for comments.


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