'What a disgrace': Mohandas Pai as Bengaluru comes 43rd out in clean city ranking

Bengaluru, Oct 3 (IANS): Venting his ire as Bengaluru got 43rd rank out of 45 in the garbage-free city category of the nationwide Swachh Sarvekshan cleanliness ranking, entrepreneur and former Infosys Director T.V. Mohandas Pai on Monday termed it a big shame.

Launching his attack on social media, Pai, addressing Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, BJP national General Secretary (Organisation) B.L. Sathosh and Bengaluru MPs P.C. Mohan and Tejasvi Surya, said: "Our MLAs and MPs have failed us. Many MLAs are corrupt".

"What a disgrace!! India's only global city, the richest city has become a garbage city! We are ashamed!"

Addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bommai, and Santhosh, he said: "Sir we need urgent reforms, strict action."

Compared to previous year's rankings in the category, the position of Bengaluru has further come down by 15 ranks.

Commenting on the rankings, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Special Commissioner Harish Kumar has stated that the challenges of urban regions are different and it is not tenable to equate big cities with small urban centres.

During the previous year the response was taken from 10,000 persons, and it had been increased to 5 lakh now, he maintained.

BBMP Chief Commissioner Tushar Girinath has stated that there is a dispute between the advisers appointed by the Union government and the BBMP. "We will verify the ranking carefully," he stated.




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  • Surendra Poojari, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Mohandas Pai...you were big supporter of this double engine 40% government and now you are crying foul. So now you realized mistake of electing such a useless government. Being an educated you realized it's too late. What better can be expected from that government who always blames Congress and wins elections on religion/Pakistan. So development has to be a big Zero.

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  • C. John, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    What about Mangalore? Mangalore got a rank of 146. (Down from Rank 63 in 2017; Rank 52 in 2018 ) Refer below article: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/poor-show-in-cleanliness-ranking-for-mangaluru-city/articleshow/94609301.cms

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  • Clifford, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    This guy was supporting Modi and BJP government for their development now crying foul. I saw a documentary yesterday about the rubbish mountain in Delhi next to BJP's seat of power and nothing has been done about it. All things happen now is just talk to fool public with things like swatch Barath abiyan etc.

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Off course Government and BBMP busy renaming roads, circles and etc. What do you expect better from the government and BBMP? Absolute garbage city.............

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  • Shekhar Umesh Shetty, Namma Kudla

    Tue, Oct 04 2022

    Mohandas realized for business if he be on right-wingers, it won't prosper. So, now he is trying to call a spade a spade, don't be surprised IT cell will ask it is 2 RS warriors to troll Pai.

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Mon, Oct 03 2022

    Now Taali bajao gang person also started crying. What a shame BOMMA and 40% company.

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