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K'taka CM urged not to shift Central project from Mysore

Written by: Staff
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Mysore, Mar 1 (UNI) Former Karnataka Minister and senior Congress leader H Vishwanath today urged Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy not to shift the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission from Mysore to Hubli.

Talking to newspersons here, he said Mr Kumaraswamy's move to shift the Centrally-sponsored project to the backward Hubli was unfair and urged him to reconsider it.

Stating that it was an honour for Bangalore and Mysore to be covered under the Rs 60,000 crore project, to be implemented in seven mega cities, 27 cities with over ten lakh population and another 24 with less than ten lakh population, he said that if Mr Kumaraswamy did not reconsider his decision, the party would be left with no other option, but to approach Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Besides, all the corporators and zilla panchayat members of the city would resort to agitation, he added.

Meanwhile, the district administration organised a seminar on the project, in which NGOs, elected representatives, corporation and ZP members took part and gave their suggestions for the development of the city of palaces.

The seven-year project, introduced in 2005-06, would accord priority to drinking water facilities, road, underground drainage system and street lights.

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