Mangaluru, Mar 29, 2018: The general body meeting of Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat was adjourned as the model code of conduct came into effect after the Election Commission announced the date for the State Assembly election.
The meeting, presided over by Meenakshi Shantigodu, though M.V. Nayak, Deputy Secretary (in-charge) of the panchayat told the meeting at noon that no decision could be taken in the meeting due to the code of conduct.
But the members of the BJP and the Congress were busy trading charges against each other over lack of allocation of funds to urgent drinking water projects.
When the BJP members alleged that no funds were released to the panchayat for urgent drinking water projects over the past two years, the Congress members countered it.
Executive Engineer (water supply) Narayana Naika told the meeting that an action plan for ₹8.80 lakh water supply works per each zilla panchayat constituency has been sent to the government. But the government is yet to take a call on approving it.