Dynamic city vs unsafe city: Govt, Oppn debate

Dynamic city vs unsafe city: Govt, Oppn debate

While Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday claimed credit for Bengaluru being dubbed the most dynamic city, Opposition leader Jagadish Shettar accused the government of turning Bengaluru into a most unsafe city.

“The World Economic Forum has said Bengaluru is the most dynamic city. We all have to be proud of it,” the chief minister said in the Legislative Assembly while claiming that his government has contributed immensely to the development of the state capital.

Then Shettar said Bengaluru has also earned the dubious distinction of being the most unsafe city, quoting a document from the National Crime Records Bureau. Crime cases have increased alarmingly, especially sexual abuse against women, in Bengaluru. The credit for rendering Bengaluru unsafe goes to the government, he charged.

Siddaramaiah claimed that crime cases have come down drastically in Bengaluru in 2016 compared to 2011 when the BJP was in power. He also reeled out statistics to substantiate his claim.

JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy said the credit for Bengaluru becoming the most dynamic city should go to the private sector and not the government. The leaders were speaking in the Legislative Assembly on the motion of thanks on the governor’s address.

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