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Garbage scam: Complaint against Karnataka CM

DECCAN CHRONICLE | DC Correspondent

Published on: September 24, 2017 | Updated on: September 24, 2017

Bengaluru: Alleging a ‘mega garbage scam’ involving an amount of Rs 688 crore in the civic body here, the city unit of the BJP on Saturday lodged a complaint with the Lokayukta and Anti-Corruption Bureau against Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Bengaluru Development Minister K.J. George. 

N.R. Ramesh, the BJP city unit spokesperson, has also lodged a complaint with the Bengaluru Metropolitan Task Force and in the court of the additional chief metropolitan magistrate here over the alleged scam. He claimed that BBMP had spent Rs 1,066 crore on waste disposal in the 2016 -17 financial year, whereas its expenditure on that count in the previous financial year (2015-16) was Rs 385 crore. 

"There is a steep rise of Rs 688 crore in the spending on waste disposal. It is almost a 265% increase," Ramesh said.