Katta Jagadish issue rocks BBMP Council

As soon as the session began, the Opposition members demanded suspension of Katta Jagadish’s membership from the Council. Led by their leader M Nagaraj, the Opposition members said the FIR lodged against Katta Jagadish is enough ground for his suspension.

However, Mayor S K Nataraj defended Jagadish saying action would be taken against the Vasanthanagar corporator based on the investigation report, which is yet to come.

Upset with the Mayor’s clarification, the Opposition members resorted to slogan shouting.

Citing the example of Govindaraju, the Ganesh Mandir ward corporator who was suspended after falling in Lokayukta trap while accepting bribe, the Opposition members alleged that the ruling BJP is using different yardsticks for the Opposition members.

The Mayor made an attempt to convince the Opposition members that Lokayukta investigation report has held Govindaraju guilty in bribery case. Whereas in the case of Katta Jagadish the investigation report is yet to come, he added. Dissatisfied with the Mayor’s explanation, the Opposition members staged a walkout for ten minutes.

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