Mangaluru: Former MLC Monappa Bhandary said that, when the Congress party was in power in the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), developmental works worth only Rs 70 crores were undertaken. During the BJP's rule, however, developmental projects worth Rs 200 crores were undertaken.
Addressing the reporters here on Friday, November 8, Bhandary said that the people should compare the developmental works of both the BJP and Congress administrations before casting their precious votes in the MCC election. “The Congress spent only Rs 70 crores on developmental works in the last five years, which is very less when compared to the previous administration of the BJP. Due to the irregular drainage work undertaken under the ADB scheme, there is still some leakage in the drainage pipelines, resulting in contagious diseases being spread in the MCC limits,” he said.
Speaking about the unscientific method of solid waste management, Bhandary alleged that the landslip in the Pachanady dumping yard was caused by the lack of vision in administration. “If the Congress administration had undertaken scientific methods for solid waste management, the Pachanady disaster could have been prevented. The Antony Waste Management company has not been collecting garbage in the past few days because the MCC has delayed the payment of Rs 43 crores,” he claimed.
He also said that all the 60 candidates who are contesting in the upcoming MCC election, have completed two rounds of campaigning in their respective wards. “The BJP will definitely come to power as we have been noticing a good response from the public towards the party during our campaigns,” he added.
BJP leaders Bhaskarchandra Shetty, Prabha Malini, Jithendra Kottary and Sanjay Prabhu were present.
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