Friday, October 29, 2004

Congress councillor threatens suicide over parking lot contract

Congress councillor threatens suicide over parking lot contract
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: B.T. Sreenivas Murthy of the Congress has alleged massive irregularities in the allotment of building contract for a major parking facility and commercial complex on K.G. Road and demanded a CBI inquiry into the case.

Speaking at the council meeting of the Bangalore City Corporation (BCC) held on Thursday, he threatened to hang himself if his allegations were found to be false.

The BJP had been condemning the move of the BCC to give the 400-car capacity parking facility and the connected commercial complex to Maharaja BuildTech but coming from a ruling party corporator with substantial support from the partymen, is an indication that the mayor is heading for trouble in the last leg of his tenure.

Mayor P.R. Ramesh immediately set up a committee to look into the matter. Deputy Commissioner East, Jayaram, heads the committee.

However, sources say that despite such resistance, Standing Committees on Planning and Tax have already taken a decision to sanction the lucrative project to Maharaja BuildTech.


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