BJP corporators turn the heat on Congress MLA Munirathna

BJP corporators turn the heat on Congress MLA Munirathna

He has asked for details of BBMP works from 12 constituencies since April 1, 2010

BJP corporators turn the heat on Congress MLA Munirathna

Taking the BJP MLAs and corporators head on, Munirathna, the controversial Congress MLA from Rajarajeshwarinagar has sought details about the various projects taken up by the BBMP in 12 Assembly constituencies in the City, which are represented by the BJP.

Furious over the continued agitation by the BJP demanding a CBI probe into the recovery of large number of files by the Lokayukta police from his house recently, Munirathna on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the BBMP Commissioner M Lakshminarayana seeking details about works taken up in Dasarahalli, Yelahanka, Malleswaram, Mahadevapura, Bengaluru South, Padmanabhanagar, Hebbal, Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, CV Raman Nagar, Bommanahalli and Rajajinagar Assembly constituencies, - all represented by BJP MLAs.

He has asked for cash book, bill register, bill form, bill details, vouchers, measurement books with files and bank statement since April 1, 2010.

After submitting the memorandum, Munirathna said he had never done anything wrong for which he should feel guilty. “I am not shying away from the CBI probe. Let the apex investigating agency of the country probe my case. But it should also investigate the wrongdoings in all the 12 constituencies. To help the CBI, I am digging out all the information,” said Munirathna.

The MLA added that since the BBMP elections are round the corner, these BJP corporators want to sail through it using the issue of recovery of files from a private house in Vyalikaval.

Meanwhile the BJP MLAs and corporators continued their protest on Tuesday by staging demonstration outside the BBMP Council building demanding the State government order a CBI probe into the recovery of files from Munirathna's residence.

Keeping the alive the issue of alleged tampering with BBMP files, the corporators and MLA held placards and raised slogans against Munirathna. They said that they want only the CBI to investigate the case to maintain impartiality.

The BJP leader in the Palike Council N R Ramesh said that given the gravity of the case - which involves around Rs 120 crore - warrants a high- level probe.

He said that the matter should be investigated by an agency outside the State government's purview.

The corporators also accused the Palike Commissioner M Lakshminarayana of shielding a “criminal MLA” by not declaring the name of the owner of the house from where the Palike engineers and contractors were found with more than 1,000 files.