Groundbreaking ceremony held for new JD(S) office in Bengaluru

Groundbreaking ceremony held for  new JD(S) office in Bengaluru

The Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has allotted 39 guntas of land to Janata Dal (Secular) to construct its head office in Bengaluru.

The land is located on Platform Road in Seshadripuram near Krishna Flour Mills. JD(S) national president and former prime minister H D Deve Gowda performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the new party office on Monday.

Addressing the media, Gowda said the party would construct temporary structures to house its office and later think about constructing a permanent office. “For now, we have a new office. We have paid Rs 72,000 for six months and will pay the rest accordingly in the future,” he said.

According to a party spokesperson, the monthly rent for the office is Rs 24,000. Construction of temporary structures will begin next week.

JD(S), which has been without an office since February 15, had been criticising the ruling Congress government for delaying allotment of land to it, despite having petitioned the BDA a few months ago. However, the BBMP Council swiftly approved the land lease for the JD(S) in the last few days. The previously allotted land to the JD(S), near Chowdiah Memorial Hall, was entangled in a legal dispute between the BBMP and some private parties.

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