The Enforcement Directorate has admitted a case against the Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Urban Development Minister K J George filed by Bengaluru BJP spokesman NR Ramesh alleging misappropriation in spending Rs 1067 crore for waste disposal, reported Kannada Prabha.
The ED officials have inspected the documents filed by N R Ramesh and admitted the complaint against CM, George and other officials.
Ramesh had submitted a complaint in this regard to the Governor also. The budget allocated for BBMP waste disposal had suddenly jumped by Rs 688 crore. Till March 2016 for the same work Rs 385 crore were being spent.
In 2017 the State Government is spending Rs 1067 crores for the same work. Also, the funds being paid to contractors has jumped from Rs 236 crore to Rs 925 crores. The sudden jump of Rs 680 crores definitely implies kickbacks from contractors. Rs 925 crore public taxpayers’ money is being given to contractors, which is 3 to 9 times more than the previous payments, he alleged.
For every ward per month, Rs 11.81 lakh was being spent. Suddenly it has increased to Rs 1.04 crore. For waste, disposal contractors are paid Rs 77.02 crore per month amounting to Rs 925 crore per annum. For waste disposal at Rs 88.86 crore per month, a total of Rs 1067 crore per annum is being spent, Ramesh had explained in the complaint.