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Mangaluru : Palemar accuses Minister Rai of favouring sand mafia

Mangaluru : Palemar accuses Minister Rai of favouring sand mafia

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, May 13, 2016 : Former minister Krishna J Palemar has alleged that the undue favours done to the sand mafia by some leaders  has resulted in the  water scarcity in the city.


Speaking to the media at the BJP Office here on May 12, Thursday  Palemar  alleged that  in a bid to  help the sand mafia the   water storing process in the dam had commenced only  in January and February instead of November and December.  He  blamed the  District in-charge Minister for this  and also alleged that  illegal sand mining business was carried out by the suppoters of the ministers.

On the MCC securing water from Lakya dam of KIOCL, he wanted to know if the water has been tested  and purified.

Launching a tirade against the state government, Palemar said development has come to a stand still and accused the state government  of claiming credit for the programmes initiated by the past BJP gvernment, by inaugurating them.

Several of the BJP government programmes like Suvarna Grama Yojana and Bhagya Lakshmi schemes are not  continued, he alleged.

BJP leader and forme mayor Shanker Bhat who was also present alleged that as much as 35% water pumped from  Thumbay dam does not reach the city owng to the illegal pipelines attached to the main pipeline. The Mayor should clarify  regarding the quantity of water pumped and the quantity of waer that reaches the city,  he said.

Kishore Rai, Roopa Bangera and other party leaders were present.


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Savitha prakash, USA, mangalore Fri, May-13-2016, 2:19
Nobody has the right to speak on this because you do not do according to your words. If you people were so prompt Mangloreans would be problem free.
Raghavendra Achar, Mangalore Fri, May-13-2016, 2:15
Sir please do not link the water scarcity with the sand mafia. We know the reason its the monsoon that did not reach the city on time
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