Mla Sanjay Patil was on a visit to see the work in progress of the development works of the Rajhuns Gad (Yellur Gad) for which the state government has sanctioned Rs.10 crore. From the past 10 days the work was stopped by the MES and local residents of the village on the pretext that the contractor is digging mud more than required and is making money in the same and while doing this the entire structure of the fort could be damaged and one burz could come down any time as most of the mud near it was removed. At one point more than 50% of the earth has been removed.
Media persons and MLA said that we could discuss the matter of alleged quarrying under the pretext of road-widening works after the press meet. But the MES workers were unrelenting and came forward in an attacking posture infornt of the MLA. There were some unruly scenes amongst the supporters of both the parties. Yellur is strong hold of the MES and MLA said that he will inquire into the matter throughly about the contractor and if found that he is involved in any illegal activities he wont be spared and also stated that he also was keen protecting the historical monument.