Bengaluru: Opposition BJP on Monday charged in the Karnataka Assembly that the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) has become synonymous with corruption and asked the government to look into the reasons for this.
Raising the issue, Leader of the Opposition Jagadish Shettar alleged that BDA's main work these days had become denotification, rather than making plans for the development of the city.
Stating that 40 files relating to Arkavathy Layout denotification scam, being probed by Justice Kempanna Inquiry Commission, had gone missing according to an affidavit filed by former BDA Commissioner T Sham Bhat before the panel, he asked the government "who is responsible for this?"
He demanded that government should investigate the missing files and fix responsibility. "Suspend those officials behind it," he added.
Shettar also demanded protection to those who have been affected by the scam and those who are showing courage to fight against it and said "government and the police have the duty to protect their interest."
Earlier as the House met on the first day of the monsoon session, Deputy Speaker Shivashankar Reddy made an obituary reference to the former members of the House and other noted personalities who had died during the inter-session period.
The election to the Speaker's post, lying vacant since Congress leader Kagodu Thimmappa resigned following his induction into the ministry in the recent reshuffle, is likely to take place tomorrow. Senior Congress MLA K B Koliwad is expected to be elected unopposed as the Speaker....