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Corruption in BDA: No one will be shielded, says Karnataka CM

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Bangalore Development Authority needs clean-up in interest of common man: Bommai

BENGALURU:

Stressing that his government would crack down on corruption, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said, “Our government will not tolerate corruption in any form. There is no question of shielding anyone found guilty.” The Chief Minister was replying to questions from media persons on Sunday about the recent ACB raid at the BDA office and reports of corruption in BBMP. “We will act on the report to be submitted by the ACB. The truth will come out. There is no question of shielding anyone found involved in corruption,” Bommai said.

ಇದನ್ನೂ ಓದಿ: ಬಿಡಿಎ ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಕಚೇರಿ ಮೇಲೆ ಎಸಿಬಿ ದಾಳಿ: ₹ 200 ಕೋಟಿಗೂ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಅಕ್ರಮ

‘Complaints from public’

The Chief Minister said he had also received complaints from the public about corruption in the BDA. “SR Vishwanath, who is the Chairman of BDA, had also drawn my attention in this regard. Urban Development Department officials have been instructed to investigate the complaints. The guilty, whoever it may be, however influential they may be, we will take action. BDA needs a clean-up in the interest of delivering its services to the common man,” Bommai said.

ಇದನ್ನೂ ಓದಿ: ಬಿಡಿಎ ಭ್ರಷ್ಟಾಚಾರ: ಯಾರನ್ನೂ ರಕ್ಷಿಸುವ ಪ್ರಶ್ನೆ ಇಲ್ಲ ಸಿಎಂ

CM for city rounds

Reacting to the havoc caused by rains in Bengaluru city, Bommai said he had visited affected areas like HSR Layout, Rajarajeshwari Layout, Madiwala and Koramangala. “The state government definitely gives priority to Bengaluru. Instructions have been issued to take up repair and relief works in affected areas immediately after the rains subside. I will myself go on the city rounds soon,” he said.

Extensive rain damage

Referring to unseasonal incessant rains caused by the low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal, the CM said the rains had caused extensive loss of crops and property over the past 3 days in south interior, north interior and coastal regions of the state. According to survey reports, roads and bridges at many places had been damaged and there were reports of loss of human lives as well, he said.

Assuring speedy action for disbursal of compensation to affected farmers, the Chief Minister said around 3 lakh farmers were affected due to excessive rains in the months of July, August and September. Compensation had been sanctioned and instructions had been issued for disbursal of a pending amount of Rs 130 crore through DBT.

Relief amounts

Deputy Commissioners of various districts had been instructed during a video conference on Saturday to submit survey reports on the losses. The process had been delayed due to continuous rains in some places. “I will hold a meeting with officials later in the evening today (Sunday) in this regard and announce the compensation,” Bommai said.

The ministers are touring their respective in-charge districts, the CM noted. “The election code of conduct is also an issue that is causing the delay (in compensation) as permission from the Election Commission is needed,” he said, and added, “We will write to the Election Commission in this regard.”

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