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Bommai slams previous Cong govt for Bengaluru mess

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Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said several residential localities in Bengaluru are facing flood-like situation due to ‘unplanned’ and ‘misrule’ of the previous Congress government.

Talking to reporters at his RT Nagar residence here, he said the previous government recklessly gave permission to build houses, apartments in tanks, tank bund and in the buffer zones.

“The Congress is solely responsible for the present day situation,” he said.

Bommai said the previous Congress government never thought about the management of tanks.

But the incumbent government has taken it as a challenge and released Rs 1,500 crore towards the construction of the much-needed Rajakaluve.

On Monday, encroachments worth Rs 300 crore was removed in the city as most areas of it remain submerged.

“Instructions are given that construction quality of Rajakaluve must be good. A system will be made to ensure that there would be no problems for the free flow of water. At the same time, encroachment will not be allowed,” Bommai added.

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