In a written statement to the opposition, Mayor Yallappa Kurubar on Saturday said that, he had no information about the works being undertaken in the city under the Rs.100 crore special funds from the CM.
Members of the opposition raised the issue and took the mayor to task. The members asked him to stop the work, which MLA (Belgaum South) Abhay Patil inaugurated on Saturday itself, thus violating the protocol.
DC & District in-charge minister are member of the committee to monitor the works under this special grant. Mayor, deputy mayor and city corporation commissioner are also members of the committee. The members asked how the work could start without consent of the mayor, other members and chairman of the committee.
Commissioner S G Patil said, he did not have the authority to stop the work. The mayor also told them he would call for a meeting on October 9, to discuss the sanction of over Rs 100 crore grant for development works in the city.