CM asks corporators to be vigilant

Yeddyurappa walks down memory lane during training programme

CM asks corporators to be vigilant

Namaste: Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa having a word with newly-elected BBMP corporators at a training camp on Thursday. Mayor S K Nataraj is also seen. DH Photo

Addressing the newly-elected corporators in Town Hall during a training on their role and duties, the chief minister recalled his days as a corporator.

He said he would go on a bicycle ride across the City each day and would have his breakfast at any of his supporters’ houses.

“Forget even your prayers to serve people. That in fact is the actual prayer. You have to think everyday what difference you could make to the masses,” Yeddyurappa said.

Equal footing

Replying to his critics, Yeddyurappa said all the 198 wards of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike were equal for him and all the areas would be developed equally.

He said quality of work takes precedence over all other considerations. Referring to nexus between contractors and officials, the chief minister said the two want to make money by executing shoddy jobs and it was the duty of the corporator to ensure quality work in their respective areas.He advised the corporators to attend monthly meeting without fail.

Suggesting Corporators not to hold officials responsible for every odd thing, Yeddyurappa said, “If they are doing wrong things right under your nose then it is your fault. You should regularly obtain feedback from the people directly.”

The chief minster said Bangalore has been getting international recognition and it was their duty to make the City beautiful. The City is mentioned even by the US President Barrack Obama when he refers to people from India and the world is looking at India with expectation.

He called upon corporators to take advantage of the Global Investors’ Meet scheduled on June 3 and 4 in the City.

Transport Minister R Ashok appealed to the corporators to fulfil the vision of Kempe Gowda to construct a great city and discharge their responsibilities dutifully.

Mayor S K Nataraj asked the corporators to know the role of mayor, deputy mayor, leader of the opposition in the Palike and the corporators. He also advised them to follow the basic etiquette like standing up when the Mayor enters the House and to go through the KMC Act. The Palike would make the Kannada version of the Act available to them soon, he said.

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