BJP promises water, power to B'loreans

Providing 24x7 piped drinking water supply, power and circular railway to Bangaloreans figured prominently in the executive committee meeting of the Bangalore City BJP here on Wednesday.

The BJP has reasons to be concerned about Bangalore. The City has chosen the maximum number of elected representatives from the party. All the three MPs, 17 of the 28 MLAs and 112 of the 198 BBMP corporators in Bangalore city are from the BJP.

At the meeting attended by City legislators and councillors, BJP National General Secretary and Bangalore (South) MP Ananth Kumar exhorted the need to fulfil the promises made by the party to Bangaloreans during various elections. After a long time, the BJP held such a meeting.

With the Assembly polls due in May next year, Ananth Kumar spoke of extending the Cauvery Stage IV project to provide 24x7 water supply to the entire City, expediting the 1,400-MW Bidadi gas based combined cycle power plant to provide dedicated power supply to Bangalore and getting clearance for a circular railway for the City.

The BJP leader blamed the Centre for sitting on these projects despite the eagerness showed by the State government to implement them.

Ananth Kumar said completion of the second phase of Namma Metro and linking it with the circular railway would help in reducing the traffic by 40 per cent.

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