HDK unhappy with BBMP performance

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday said he was unhappy with the performance of the BBMP Council, in which his party has a coalition with the Congress.

Speaking to reporters in Bengaluru, Kumaraswamy indicated that his party could go for a political realignment and join hands with the BJP ahead of the mayoral polls in September this year.

Last year, the BJP which had a majority in the BBMP Council was outsmarted by the Congress-JD(S) alliance and lost the mayor and deputy mayor post to them.

“We did not align with the BJP as its maladministration (during the previous BBMP Council) had resulted in a debt burden on the BBMP to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore. The BJP had even offered the mayor’s post,” Kumaraswamy said.

However, Kumaraswamy said he was disappointed with the Congress and the present functioning of the BBMP. “It is true that I have held talks with the BJP. However, nothing is final yet. There is time till September,” Kumaraswamy said.

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