Indiscreet dumping of debris will attract jail term: Minister ST Somashekar

Minister Somashekar to meet JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy to discuss Mysuru mayoral poll issue; civil work worth Rs 120 crore launched in Mysuru

Mysuru, February 22:- “Asphalting of the Outer Ring Road in Mysuru has been given the green signal. Debris and waste dumped alongside ORR have been cleared. At the same time, I want to warn those dumping wastes and debris here and there. If anyone is caught in the act, he or she will be jailed and also penalised. Vehicles that bring debris and dump it indiscreetly will also be seized,” said District In-charge Minister S T Somashekar here on Monday (February 22).

The minister was talking after inaugurating the Rs 120-crore civil work. “We have cleared the debris. In future, people have to dump debris at stipulated places. The violators will face a jail term if they fail to follow rules and regulations.”

Talking on the Mysuru mayoral polls, he said, “I will be meeting Janata Dal (Secular) leader and former Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy shortly. We will be consulting the party president, Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament Pratap Simha and MLAs before arriving at a decision. I am confident someone from the BJP will become the Mayor.”

On the construction of a private market on the lines of APMC yard in Chitradurga, he said, “I believe it is being constructed on 100-acre land. It is a welcome development. Farmers should get a better price and there will be some issues. APMC Act has been amended by the Centre to help the farmers.”

On the Panchamasali community demanding reservation, the minister said that Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa would take a decision. “He has been observing the whole issue and it has been discussed by the state Cabinet also.”

Chamundeshwari Constituency MLA G T Devegowda and Lok Sabha member Pratap Simha were present on the occasion. (MR/KS)



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