Kumaraswamy threatens Congress of snapping alliance in BBMP
Bengaluru, Nov 5: The dissent in recently woven JD(S)-Congress alliance in the BBMP has come to fore on Wednesday, Nov 4. In a press meet convened here at Vidhana Soudha, JD (S) state chief, H D Kumaraswamy (HDK) threatened the Congress of walking away from the alliance as latter party has been unable to walk the talk.
While pointing at increasing potholes and poor solid waste management in the IT city stringently, he warned its ally of snapping the alliance. "Has Manjunath Reddy became Mayor only to make all his political moments a photo opp?", HDK questioned the Congress Mayor.
He expressed unhappiness over awful road conditions in the city, besides poor management of solid waste. "A travel to anywhere within the city exposes one to potholes and heap of wastes junked all over," he rued. He questioned the Congress why it was ruling in the BBMP and in the state when it cannot deliver the promises.
HDK justified his party's move to hold hands of the Congress in the BBMP and claimed as the BJP during its tenure looted the BBMP, his party decided to lend chance to the Congress to get more financial grant to the city. However, he further stated that he has been developing guilt over this decision. The Congress has failed to walk the talk, he added.
It could be recalled that in the BBMP polls- BJP secured 100 seats, Congress managed to win 76 seats, JD(S) captured 14 wards, while independents won in 8 ward segments.
HDK, through scribes, vented his anger against the Congress MLA of Rajarajeshwari Nagara constituency, Muniratna. He alleged JD(S) councillors were not allowed to clean up filthy vicinity of the constituency by the latter MLA. He asked the MLA that if he bothered on his duties in his constituency?