Bengaluru: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah after inaugurating incomplete road to airport and then long pending incomplete flyover has gone a step further. He became the first CM in history who inaugurated an underpass in couple of hours after he did Bhumi Pujan at the same place.
The reason is before election dates are announced by EC and model code of conduct comes in to effect, CM and his team wants to complete all the ‘development’ activities they had assured voters five years back when they came to power.
The ‘Pundit’ was gathering his own stuff to leave the place after Bhumi Pujan when authorities asked him to stay back and complete the puja for the inauguration of the underpass. Shell shocked Pundit asked his assistant to get the book to do the puja related to completion of the project from his residence quickly. Government officials arranged a special vehicle and made sure traffic movement is well-coordinated so that the assistant reaches the spot before ‘auspicious time’ marked for the ceremony.
When we asked Mr. K.J George, Minister for Bengaluru Development and Town Planning, why the projects are being inaugurated and dedicated to public when no one can use them, he said, “Already enough credit BJP has taken on the good work we started at the center under UPA. Why we will repeat the same mistake and give BJP ‘another’ chance to claim credit in case they come to power. So, in the cabinet meeting we decided whatever ‘state’ the projects are, we will inaugurate them”.
However, Mr. George has asked Bengaluru development authority to mention the date at each of the project site, when they will be ready for public use. For the underpass date was mentioned July 2027.