BJP protest rally on March 28

BJP protest rally on March 28

District BJP unit will stage a massive protest rally against State government “which has failed to ensure license processing for building and house constructions through the gram panchayats” on March 28 before taluk panchayat.

Briefing reporters, former district BJP president Uday Kumar Shetty said there are nearly 5,629 gram panchayats in the State and 146 gram panchayats in the district. The gram panchayats have stopped issuing licenses for construction of houses since past 3-4 months.

Applications pending

As many as 2.5 lakh applications are pending in State, whereas 14,000 applications are pending in the district pertaining to construction of houses and other structures.  
He alleged that gram panchayats polls are scheduled in May and poll dates would be announced in another 10-20 days.

Following which licensing or implementation of development works would be stopped.
Shetty alleged that the State government has failed to realise the gravity of the issue.

The panchayats have also stopped issuing RTC to immovable assets under 9 and 11 and transfer of accounts pertaining to RTC.

The people who are into construction of houses should complete the work before commencement of monsoon.

Notice issued

He said Rural Development and Panchayat Raj department issued notice to all gram panchayats directing that rural local bodies should stop issuing license to construction works. The notice was issued following the High Court ban order to Narikombu gram panchayat in Bantwal taluk.However, government failed to realise that the ban order was issued by HC only for Narikombu gram panchayat, he added.

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