'Powerful' reason for transfer

Chief Minister Yeddyurappa on June 6 had declared in public that BBMP Commissioner S Subramanya has been doing a good job for the City.
He showered praises on the Commissioner when the latter had come under attack following the death of Abhishek. The CM had said that the Commissioner has been working day and night for betterment of the city.
Shunting of Subranmanya, therefore, came as a surprise in view of these accolades. Secretariat sources said that there was pressure on the CM from a section of his Cabinet colleagues and some ‘influential’ people to remove Subramanya from the key post.

Trouble invited?

It is said trouble began for the Commissioner when he started issuing notice to owners of certain business organisations and institutions who are into ‘illegal constructions.’ One among such institutions to receive the notice from the BBMP is Nitte Meenakshi Institute of Technology, Yelahanka. In February this year, the Palike officials issued a showcause notice to the Institute for construction of a building without seeking the Palike and the BDA permission. The notice sought the copy of the khata extract, the building plan approval issued by the BDA, latest tax paid receipts, plan approval and commencement certificate.
Despite issuing two such notices over a period of two months, the Institute did not respond. The Palike has put up a banner on the building of the institute stating that it is being illegally built. When the third notice was served, the owners of the institute sought time to furnish the details. Sources said that some ‘influential’ people brought pressure on the CM to remove him.
Sources said, the Palike had no plans to demolish the illegal building, but wanted the owner to comply with the norms.

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