Bengaluru: Several Congress leaders on Monday (August 5) urged Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa not to halt projects which were coined by previous governments as that would hinder development in the city.

The Congress leaders reportedly claimed that many projects in Bengaluru were started by former Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah to solve the garbage crisis, shortage of drinking water and improve infrastructure. KPCC president Dinesh Gundu Rao claimed that Rs 8,000 crore had already been released for development works.

The KPCC President further claimed that additional Rs 11,500 crore was released for the projects in Bengaluru, but the plans were put on hold after the BJP government gained power in the state.

Speaking to reporters, Congress MLA Ramalinga Reddy said that the work on projects worth Rs 8,500 crore had already begun in the city while about Rs 150 crore had been released to different works in the 28 Assembly segments in the city.

“We have no problem if the government gets a quality check done and takes appropriate action, but they should not halt works,” Reddy said.