Ch'nagar: Uproar in CMC over shortage of drinking water

Ch'nagar: Uproar in CMC over shortage of drinking water

Members demand resignation of president, vice-president

The city municipal council (CMC) witnessed an uproar here on Wednesday, with councillors demanding immediate supply of drinking water to the district headquarters.

Enraged CMC members demanded resignation of the president and vice-president for failing to resolve the issue. Venting their ire against the CMC commissioner, they demanded that steps be taken to provide drinking water to the city immediately.

As soon as the meeting started, BJP members C S Mahadevanayak, Sundar Raj, C C Govindaraju, Chandrashekar and others staged a protest by displaying empty pots and shouted slogans against the CMC president, vice-president and commissioner.

Mahadevanayak said despite the residents facing acute problems due to scarcity of water, the president and vice-president had failed to take up the issue.

Despite the problem occurring regularly, no long-term solution has been planned, he added.
CMC commissioner V H Krishnamurthy said water supply was disrupted for two days due to road widening of NH-212 near T Narsipur.

The delay was due to Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Sewage Board executing works. The deputy commissioner has been urged to take action against the officials, he said.

Councillors T S Prabha and Lingaraju complained that mobile phones of the president and commissioner are switched off whenever they try to bring the issue to their notice.

Even as members raised slogans and demanded an answer for the delay, president Bhagyamma and vice-president Selvi Babu remained silent. After the members staged a walkout, Bhagyamma said that the members were not giving her an opportunity to talk.

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