Bengaluru: A blame game has started between the ruling BJP and the Congress in Karnataka over the recent infrastructure collapse in this IT capital due to flooding from heavy rains.
Slamming the ruling BJP, Congress accused him of destroying the Bangalore brand image that he had built up over the years.
“We are not interested in playing politics. We are interested in keeping the image of Bangalore and its glory intact. The Congress party in recent years has built Bangalore. The city has been recognized around the world, DK Shivakumar, chairman of the Karnataka Congress, said on Tuesday.
Under BJP rule, the Bengaluru brand has been demolished. Thirty-nine percent of the country’s taxpayers are from Bangalore. The city has the highest taxpayers. “Can’t they (BJP) guarantee their safety? I assure the people of Karnataka, especially the residents of Bangalore, that we have a vision.
“I am coming out with documents about it. We will clean up Bangalore and make sure Bangalore is safe for all investors,” she stated.
Shivakumar further stated: “They have been in power for the last three and a half years and could have delivered. Congressional errors rectified. Who prevented them from acting? Even now, no one stops them.”
“Please show me some action, except Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai busy visiting flood affected areas and showing his face, no action. He does not have the trust of the people. He does not have a vision for Bangalore and Karnataka. He just wants the taxpayer money that comes from Bangalore,” says Shivakumar.
The Karnataka Congress party does not want to mix politics in this situation. “We want good government and we want them to help people, whether it’s traffic, storm water drainage and other issues. It is the government of Congress that organizes the Meeting of Global Investors. “We will pull it off. BJP can’t just comply, they don’t mind and are only interested in polarization. They are blaming others,” he said.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, under pressure after the flooding situation, said that several residential towns in Bangalore had to face a flood-like situation due to “lack of planning” and “misgovernance” of the Previous Congress Government in Karnataka.
Speaking to reporters at his RTNagar residence here on Tuesday, he said the previous government recklessly gave permission to build houses, apartments in tanks, tank depots and in buffer zones. Congress was solely responsible for the current situation.
The CM said that the previous Congress government never thought about handling the tanks. But the incumbent government took it as a challenge and freed up Rs 1,500 crore for the construction of the much-needed Rajakaluve. On Monday, Rs 300 crore worth of invasions were removed.
Instructions are given that the build quality of Rajakaluve must be good. A system will be made to ensure that there will be no problems for the free flow of water. At the same time, the invasion will not be allowed, he said.