Volley of complaints at Varuna hobli

CM represented constituency is still dogged by problems

A primary health centre that got a new building recently is yet to open its doors. The milk producers cooperative union functions in a rented place, while the building allotted to the union is occupied by the Nada Kacheri.

Like every other constituency, Varuna, represented by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah in the Legislative Assembly is no exception, when it comes to complaints. It is one among the eight Assembly segments coming under the Chamarajanagar Lok Sabha constituency, going to polls on April 17. Though the constituency is named after Varuna village, also a hobli centre, located on Mysore- T Narsipur road, the village has not received any special care nor concern from the Chief Minister, rue a section of the villagers. 

It is exactly opposite in the case of Siddaramaiah’s native Siddaramanahundi and surrounding villages, which have been devoid of woes, allege the villagers. The irony here is, though 150 villages form the constituency, there is no office of the local legislator within the periphery. The Chief Minister’s office located on the premises of Command Area Development Authority (CADA) office opposite to the Palace is managed by an officer in the cadre of a special officer.

A villager who was proud to claim that the CM represents them, was equally vociferous when it came to development. He said that there was “zero” development, thanks to the prevalence of petty politics. 

It was in the early January that the building of health centre was dedicated by the chief minister, but to no avail. Barring the new building, no other improvements have been made. During emergencies, people rely on a private clinic in the neighbourhood or the sophisticated hospitals in Mysore.

 Nada Kacheri is functioning in the building allotted for the Milk Producers Cooperative Union, while the union is housed in a rented place nearby. Whenever there are any civic woes, the local elected representatives point at the CM’s office in Mysore.Another villager alleged that, when H D Kumaraswamy was the Chief Minister he had at least granted the college, now functioning on the premises of government high school. But Siddaramaiah had failed to ensure sufficient classrooms.

Earlier to Kumaraswamy, if there was anything new, it was during the tenure of M Rajashekaramurthy as the legislator of Chamundeshwari (Varuna was a part of Chamundeshwari till it was carved out as a separate segment in the year 2008). 

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