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BBMP garbage contractors’ association has threatened to resort to indefinite bandh by not disposing the garbage from December 31 citing that the bills have not been cleared.
Speaking to Bengaluru Express, general secretary S. N. Balasubramanyam the association has given a call of indefinite strike by not clearing the garbage as the officials concerned have place demand for commission for releasing the bills.
“Actually, the bandh call was given from January 1, 2022. In protest against the desecration of freedom fighter Sangolli Rayanna statue and arsening of Karnataka flag by the MES activists, the garbage association is extending the support to the bandh call given by the various pro Kannada organizations. Hence, the indefinite bandh begins from December 31 itself,” said Mr. Balasubramanyam.
Garbage will not be disposed and cleared across the 198 wards. Expressing displeasure about the attitude of special commissioner (finance) Tulasi Maddineni in releasing the funds for garbage contractors for the works done he said if this continues garbage contractors would have to start begging on the streets.
Without taking the names Mr. Balasubramanyam said that there has been huge demand for commission for releasing the garbage funds. Without paying the commission no bills or files move, he alleged.
“Chief Engineers, Joint Commissioner and special commissioner (finance) demand for commission for releasing or clearing the pending garbage bills,” he alleged and added, “A letter will be written to Chief Minister to put an end to this menace in the BBMP.”