KGF CMC resolves against sale of stalls in MG Market

The City Municipal Council has adopted a unanimous resolution against selling stalls in the MG Market.

During the meeting of the Council on Friday, the members, cutting across party affiliation said the interest of the local body should not be sacrificed to safeguard the interest of some private individuals. Raising the issue, councillor Rasheed Khan said there were 1,400 stalls in the market and the City Municipality had absolute right over them. 

He said they would be guilty of failure in safeguarding the public property if steps were not taken to resist the move of some individuals from gaining control over it.  The councillor alleged that some people were out to make money by involving themselves in the issue.

Tangatayi of Republican Party of India said 35 traders have submitted a representation to the deputy commissioner falsely claiming that they had been occupying the stalls for the past 120 years. He said the claim was patently wrong and more information should be secured on their claim.

‘Sale illegal’

CMC Vice-President Bhaktavatsalam said it was not legal to sell the stalls owned by the municipality and the members will have to face legal consequences in cases of such an act. He categorically stated that the stalls will not be sold under any circumstance. The meeting adopted a resolution accordingly.

The meeting decided not to extend the contract given to Srilakshmi Dwakwa Group for maintaining sanitation in the Bharat Gold Mines Limited area.

The proposal of granting monetary assistance to people who have lost their houses due to rain was debated in the meeting extensively. It was brought to the notice of the members at the municipality had received 47 applications seeking financial assistance for rebuilding such houses.

‘No rain’

However, the councillors expressed surprise that KGF has not received heavy rain in the recent past that would bring down houses. Municipal Commissioner Balachandra said he would investigate the claims before proceeding further.

President Dayananda said Bharath Earth Movers Limited had proposed to sink borewells to tackle water crisis and the borewells should be drilled in Nagavara region.
Deputy General Manager of BEML, Nagesh, who was present in the meeting, elaborated the goals and objectives of the public sector unit.

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