BJP protest de­mand­ing Pen­sion grants

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Dhar­wad: The BJP cor­po­ra­tors, along with mayor and deputy mayor, be­gan a day-and-night protest in front of the deputy com­mis­sioner’s of­fice here on Tues­day, urg­ing the State Gov­ern­ment to re­lease pend­ing grants to the Hub­balli-Dhar­wad Ma­hana­gara Pa­like (HDMP), and not to bur­den it with the op­er­a­tion cost of Indira Can­teens.

MLAs Ja­gadish Shet­tar, Aravind Bel­lad and Am­rut De­sai also took part in the protest, and ex­pressed ire against the gov­ern­ment, charg­ing that the HDMP is be­ing ne­glected.

The HDMP is in se­vere fi­nan­cial cri­sis due to non­re­lease of Rs 116 crore pend­ing pen­sion grants, and Rs 42 crore SFC per­for­mance grants. As the pen­sion grant has not been re­leased by the gov­ern­ment, the HDMP has been forced to pay the pen­sion of its em­ploy­ees through the funds meant for de­vel­op­men­tal works in the twin cities.

More­over, the gov­ern­ment is now putting ad­di­tional bur­den on the HDMP by ask­ing it to bear 70% of op­er­a­tion cost of Indira Can­teens, they said.

Shivu Hire­math, Ash­wini Ma­jagi, Poorna patil, Man­jula Akkur, and Other were present.

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