Udupi, Feb 11, 2016 : Former Udupi MLA Raghupathi Bhat has sought a clarification from sitting MLA Pramod Madhwaraj on his recent statement that "Legislators were compelled to be corrupt as they need money for elections."
He also wanted an explanation from the MLA for his statement that had he opted to be paid 10 per cent commission on the total grant on developmental works, he would have earned as much as Rs 132 crores.
He also alleged that the MLA’s statement was an insult to the parliamentary democracy system of India.
Speaking to reporters here, Bhat also wanted the MLA to furnish details pertaining to the Rs 1,320 crore grant which he claims to have brought to his Udupi constituency.
He further accused Madhwaraj of failing to solve the problems confronting his constituency and also to fulfil the demands of the people of the constituency.
Referring to the upcoming Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections, Bhat exuded confidence of a BJP win in all panchayats.