CMC: Rs 12.10 cr CM's special grant lapsed

CMC: Rs 12.10 cr CM's special grant lapsed

The Government had sanctioned money in 2010-11 for the improvement of all the wards in the cityl.

Rupees five crore had been released out of  ` 12.10 crore as first installment. The CMC had prepared an action plan and sent it to the government seeking approval.
In haste, the CMC had approved the action plan at the special meeting attended by the District BJP President and MLC Prof K R Mallikarjunappa and Deputy Commissioner K Amaranarayana.

This had angered MLA C Puttarangashetty who was absent for the meeting. As per the guidelines, the CMC should have prepared the action in due consultation with local legislator, but it failed to do so.

So the issue  snowballed  into a major controversy and Puttarangashethy had shot off letter to chief secretary asking him not to approve the action plan.

Subsequently, the government diverted that money for the development of Chamaraja assembly segment in Mysore city. This has upset the citizens of Chamarajanagar.

Heated discussion took place among the councillors over the issue at the general body meeting held here on Monday.

The members criticised diversion of the funds to Mysore and urged the government to revert the same to their district if it was really interested in the development of border district.

The ruling BJP and the opposition Congress members got into a wordy duel.
While BJP members alleged interference of MLA C Puttarangashetty in the implementation of development works, the Congress members flayed Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for neglecting the district.


Meanwhile, the councillors decided to meet the CM in a delegation under the leadership of Prof Mallikarjunappa and get back ` 12.10 cr for the development of the district.

Engineer takes away computer 

The CMC members flayed Assistant Engineer Prasannakumar for taking the computer after his transfer to Davanagere.

He had been serving as AE at the CMC office for the last few months. He took away the computer belonged to the CMC office without permission.They urged CMC Commissioner to book a criminal case against the engineer.

The commission promised legal action against Prasannakumar.