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We should not add colour to IAS officer B Sharath’s transfer: Minister ST Somashekar

151st birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi observed in Mysuru

Mysuru, October 2:- District in-charge Minister S T Somashekar on Friday (October 2) garlanded the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhi Square in the city on the occasion of his 151st birth anniversary.

MLAs S A Ramadass and L Nagendra, Deputy Commissioner Rohini Sindhuri, Mayor Tasneem Bano, Deputy Mayor C Sridhar, MCC Commissioner Gurudutta Hegde, Superintendent of Police C B Ryshyanth, DCP Dr A N Prakash Gowda and others were present on the occasion.

Talking to reporters later, Somashekar said, “In the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic, the loan will be extended to small-time farmers, businessmen and industrialists. We have reserved Rs 8,600 crore for the same. The initiative has taken shape in Mysuru.”

He said, “We have already started distributing loans in Bengaluru. From four zones, Rs 39,000 crore will be given as loan. There is a demand to restructure MCC on the lines of BBMP. I will be discussing with MLAs, people’s representatives and officials and then make a final decision. Eight gram panchayats may be added to MCC.”

The minister added, “We should not add colour to IAS officer B Sharath’s transfer. We welcome the government’s decision. The present DC has been doing a good job in Karnataka. We can’t insist on a Kannadiga IAS officer for a particular district. All IAS officers are the same.”

On Munirathna’s chances of being given the ticket to the by-poll to R R Nagar Constituency, Somashekar said there is no confusion whatsoever and we have forwarded our request. Our leaders will take a decision. Two or three names are doing rounds and it is nothing new in our party.” (MR/KS)

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