From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Chamarajanagar, Mar 18: Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday dismissed the flooding of the Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway at Ramanagara due to just one night’s heavy downpour and claimed that such minor glitches were natural and common during rains.
``The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) authorities will attend to the matter and set right things,’’ he said while speaking to media persons at Malemahadeshwara Hills.
The Chief Minister said: ``People should be proud of the fact that a national highway linking Mysuru with Bengaluru has been built at a cost of Rs 8,000 crore.’’
The Chief Minister declined to comment on the issue of two Vokkaliga community soldiers Nanjegowda and Urigowda, who were said have killed Tipu Sultan, and the erection of the banners on the Expressway during the inaugural function of Modi.
He said the government was sympathetic to the demands of the National Health Mission (NHM) workers, who are on strike, and said a meeting with senior officials would be held in two days to take a decision.
Bommai said there were certain conditions in the appointment of the NHM workers and made it clear that the government wants increase their remuneration.
The Chief Minister unveiled the 108 ft Malemahadevadeshwara statue and other developmental works in the Chamarajanagara district.
Former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa was conspicuous by his absence. Bommai, however, explained that the former chief minister could not attend due to other commitments.
Suttur Mutt seer Sri Shivaratri Deshikendra Swamiji, Salur mutt seer Sri Shanthamallikarjuna Swamy, Housing and district in charge minister V Somanna, Cooperation Minister S T Somashekar, N Mahesh, MLA and others were present.