Residents rattled by Apex court order seek CM's intervention

SC had directed MUDA to evict dwellers at Vijayashripura

Residents rattled by Apex court order seek CM's intervention

A section of the residents of Vijayashripura, near Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering (SJCE), has sought the intervention of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah following the recent Supreme Court order to evict them.

According to the distraught residents, a majority of them women, they have been residing in the locality for the past 30 years after building houses, besides legalising the same under ‘Akrama Sakrama’ scheme. However, the recent apex court order has left them rattled.

According to them, land was purchased from farmers five decades ago, before developing a layout on the same. Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) was remitted Rs 44 lakh as ‘Akrama Sakrama’ fee, a few years ago. The locality is well connected by road, has underground drainage, drinking water and electricity among other basic amenities.

The dwellers are regularly paying water and electricity cess. Despite this, the recent court order has come as a shock to over 650 households.

Tara, a teacher and  resident of the same locality explained to chief minister that, “Most of the households belong to middle class and economically weaker sections.
Some among them are still working as daily wagers.Though the issue was brought to the notice of governments earlier,  there was little help from authorities concerned. Now, the same MUDA officials are ready to evict the dwellers. The issue should be sorted out in the interest of the residents.”

SImilar was the plea of another group of 50 women from Mandakalli, who had come to see chief minister. According to them, they have built houses at survey number 65 at Mandakalli and have been living there for the past four to five decades. They said that some unidentified miscreants were harassing them to vacate the locality and had also disconnected power lines, a year ago.

Kodava Samaj

Representatives of Kodava Samaj submitted a memorandum to the chief minister against the proposed electric crematorium at the burial ground, next to Cauvery School, at Kuvempunagar. If allowed, the crematorium may create problems for both the students and localites, alleged former VC Prof K C Belliappa and advocate and All India Congress Committee (AICC) spokesperson Brijesh Kalappa, who were among the representatives, who met the chief minister.

Aspirants galore

Ticket aspirants for elections to Taluk and Zilla Panchayat polls thronged the TK Layout residence of the chief minister earlier in the day. Siddaramaiah, who gave a patient hearing to most of the aspirants, later left for Bengaluru.

JD(S) leader joins Cong

Swamy alias Lorry Swamy, a former Zilla Panchayat member from Yelwal, quit Janata Dal (Secular) party and joined Congress in the presence of the chief minister.

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