KGF municipality to get Rs 14 cr for development work

The CMC president Rasheed Khan, speaking at the generalbody meeting here on Saturday said the government had agreed to sanction Rs 17 crore towards development work in the municipal limits of which a sum of Rs three crore has already been released.
Five public toilets would be constructed in all wards as soon as the balance of funds is received, Khan said.

As soon as the meeting commenced, former president M Bhaktavatsalam levelled a barrage of allegations against municipal commissioner Yarrappa. He alleged that 200 pipes have been purchased without following due procedures and submitting proper documents. Advocate other than the legal advisor has been appointed for a fee of Rs 25,000, he accused and staged a walkout claiming that he would not take part in such a “illegal” meeting.

Municipal commissioner Yarrappa, on his part justified his decisions saying that he has been following the “tradition” in calling meetings. He countered that pipes have been purchased at a cost of Rs 4.13 lakh and care has been taken to ensure that they were put into intended use. The CRF fund is being utilised at the direction of the legislator, Yarrappa claimed.

Republican Party of India councillors Shivakumar, Manimeghalan, Ramesh Babu and Palani too took exception to the commissioner’s style of functioning alleging that they were not being invited to the meetings called in their wards.

Councillor Tangatayi alleged that the municipality has issued death certificates for living persons. She also sought that the Council should take possession of the land in Survey numbers 64 and 65 of Maskam for construction of Ashraya houses. The lands have been handed over to the municipality four decades ago, she said.

Dayanand sought clarification on handing over the municipal grounds to Youth Service and Sports Department. Legislator Y Sampangi replied that the Department would construct a stadium with modern facilities and there should be no opposition to the proposed project. He also said that the stadium would be planned to suit public functions as well.

Police personnel were deployed near the municipality office in view of the meeting.

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