Previous Cong Govt responsible for present situation in Bengaluru:CM Bommai

Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special Correspondent)

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said several residential localities in Bengaluru had to face flood-like situation due to ‘unplanned’ and ‘misrule’ of the previous Congress Government.

Talking to reporters at his R.T.Nagar residence here on Tuesday,he said the previous government recklessly gave permission to build houses, apartments in tanks,tank bund and in the buffer zones.

The Congress was solely responsible for the present day situation.

The CM said the previous Congress Government never thought about the management of tanks.

But the incumbent government has taken it as a challenge and released Rs.1500 crore towards the construction of the much-needed Rajakaluve.

On Monday,encroachments worth Rs 300 crore had been remove.Instructions are given that the construction quality of Rajakaluve must be good.

A system will be made to ensure that there would be no problems for the free flow of water. At the same time, encroachment will not be allowed.