The Belgaum Corporation had got a special Rs.100 crore grant for the development of the city. Other cities which had got similar grants have completed most of the projects under the grant where as in Belgaum not even a penny has been spent and only discussions are on.
People close to the corporation say that this delay is thanks to the TWO elected MLA’s of the city who are trying to take credit for the grant. The duo has not taken into confidence the locals and decided on the plan and also the work was given to a Andhra Pradesh company leaving the local contractors.
The corporation has to approve the various works in a special meet of the city corporation but the same has not been taken yet and the MLA duo has decided the proposals on their own.
The opposition group in the corporation has asked for a special meeting to discuss the 100 crore grants issue. It is also heard that CM BSY is unhappy with all this.