“We never had a fight as the media has put it, we both MLAs were speaking in a loud voice for sure but not fighting” said Belgaum Rural MLA Sanjay Patil. Further he added that he himself will demolish the part of the buildings that come in the road. Even tough he has taken a Stay order he has agreed to demolish the parts of the building. The road will be 80 feet as per the CDP.
This morning the corporation officials woke up and remembered that the RPD road widening is pending and hence gathered at the road to commence the demolition. The MLA stopped all the work.
At the DC office both of them had a verbal spat and after the DC intervened the matter was resolved.
Somehow the DC managed to settle them down for a “Dil Jamai”.
The crux of the problem here is the RPD road being 80 feet wide. MLA Sanjay Patil and residents of the area had given a memorandum to Mr.Bommai asking him to make it a 60 feet road. MLA Sanjay Patil’s Gomatesh Vidyapeeth will lose about 17 feet if the road is made 80 feet.
The other side of the problem is the old Dharwad road where “Tree cutting is in progress” will be widened only to 60 feet as MLA Abhay Patil has property on the road.
DC J Ravishankar have asked both the MLA’s to work together for the betterment of the city.
After all this the local residents told this blog that they have lost faith in this BJP government and they made a mistake electing them. A resident said if these MLA’s can stop work to prevent their own loss why cannot they come forward and save the property of the citizens who have voted them and put into power.
Video courtesy: Anupam Singh