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'Take my savings and fix bad roads', 7-year-old urges Karnataka CM Bommai

With motorists complaining about bad roads in Karnataka and especially in Bengaluru which also has reported pothole-related deaths, a seven-year-old girl has offered to give her pocket money to CM Bommai to fix roads. The girl is from Tumakuru, some 80 kms from Bengaluru and her mother shot a video of the girl appealing to CM Bommai to fix roads. The video has gone viral.

Take my savings and fix bad roads, 7-year-old urges Karnataka CM Bommai-ycb
Bengaluru, First Published Oct 25, 2021, 6:07 PM IST
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Potholes, craters and bad stretches have multiplied and exposed the chinks in Bengaluru's infrastructure projects and the same can be seen all over the state, thanks to continuous rains for a few weeks. Moved by the plight of motorists and the death of a differently-abled person, a class 2 girl has offered to give all her savings from pocket money to Karnataka CM Basavaraja Bommai to fix bad roads.

The 7-year-old girl identified as Dhavani N, is a native of Tumakuru in Bengaluru outskirts. She recalled an accident due to a pothole two years ago in which her mother broke her leg then and a recent incident of a differently-abled person's death in Bengaluru due to a pothole, prompted her to arrive at his decision.

The girl made an appeal and the same was shot and uploaded on a microblogging platform by her mother which has gone viral triggering harsh reactions against the administration.

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As per a report, the girl addressed Bommai as 'grandpa' and asked him how will the families cope with the loss of family members due to pothole deaths. The girl is a daughter of a construction worker and has saved Rs 40 from the last four days.

The report comes at a time when CM Bommai is campaigning at his home district to ensure BJP's victory in the by-election. The seat fell vacant after senior BJP leader CM Udasi died a few months ago. As CM Bommai is being projected as a clean and honest man and a person who is committed, the girl's appeal comes as a challenge as adversaries may target him over bad infrastructure.

Earlier, residents in south Bengaluru near Kanakapura Main Road hired boats to offer rides as roads were flooded. The residents noval protest went viral. In other areas, residents planted saplings and protested against the government. As the recent rains have resulted in an increase in potholes, the CM ordered to immediately fix potholes with 'patchwork' and instructed asphalt roads in the proper manner once the rainy season ends.

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