Bantwal, Apr 25, 2015: The general meeting headed by Town Panchayat President Vasanthi Chandappa in Bantwal Town Panchayat has decided to cancel the contract of waste management, due to poor performance by the existing contractor, despite payment of a large sum. Members including those from ruling party Congress , alleged that the collection and management of waste by contractor, is unscientific. Also, they suggested handing over contract to Stree Shakthi groups.
Congress member Sadashiva Bangera accused the staff of some departments of Town Panchayat have been following blackmail technique, regarding work of waste management. BJP member A Govind Prabhu said Town Panchayat has lost revenue as the commercial complex in Baddakatte has been provided with electricity supply.
BJP member Devdas Shetty questioned TP President why the issue of imposing fine of Rs 1.5 lakh by Mescom Vigilance officers, on the said commercial complex, is being hidden. He further said that the commercial complex was accused of electricity theft. Members Vasu Poojary, Gangadhar, Praveen B, Munish Ali, Jagadish Kundar, B Mohan, K Suguna Kini, Muhammed Sharif, Prabha Salian, Chanchalakshi, Sanjeevi, Sandhya Naik, Jacintha D’Souza, Bhaskar Tailor and others were part of the discussion.