Three places identified for proposed legislators' club in Bengaluru

Three places identified for proposed legislators' club in Bengaluru

Legislative Assembly Speaker Kagodu Thimmappa on Friday said that three places have been identified as suitable to construct the proposed legislators’ club in Bengaluru. However, no final decision has been taken.

The places are - Kumara Krupa government guest house premises on Kumara Park Road where 2.5 acres of vacant land is available; about 2.5 acres near the chief minister’s official residence Anugraha, and the Carlton House premises, Palace Road.

The speaker said, “We have identified three places where land is available. In case of the place near the chief minister’s residence, there are some quarters which would have to be shifted out to accommodate the legislators’ club. A final decision regarding the location would be taken by January.”

Asked whether the secretariat is considering having the club at the Balabrooie government house, he replied in the negative saying, “It is a heritage building and therefore it is not being considered.”

To a question whether he would pay attention to the CID’s request not to vacate its headquarters from the Carlton building, the speaker said he has not received any request in this regard.

Replying to a question whether it is essential to have a legislators’ club when there is already a Legislators’ House near Vidhana Soudha, Kagodu said the decision is to have a club on the lines of the Constitutional Club of Delhi. It is planned to have eight to ten rooms and a gym where legislators can relax.

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