Bengaluru: White topping scandal - Investigation may create problems for George, Parameshwar


Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Aug 20: Chief minister B S Yediyurappa has issued instructions to investigate the allegation of large scale irregularities in the white topping scheme of the city roads during the previous coalition government's rule and file a report. He also has directed to withhold works on the third phase of the works.

A letter in this connection has been addressed to the additional principal secretary in the department of urban development. There is information that K J George and Dr G Parameshwar, who were ministers in charge of Bengaluru development, may face problems because of this investigation. Allegations about large scale embezzlement of
funds under the scheme were heard when these two were ministers for Bengaluru Development.


K J George and Parameshwar

In the past, some complaints had been registered about scam in the white topping scheme. The chief minister wants investigation to be conducted based on these complaints. He has noted that there are allegations of misuse of grants under first and second phases of white topping scheme and ordered to withhold the third phase till an investigation report on the irregularities is filed.

In the first phase of white topping scheme, works costing Rs 800 crore had been taken up. In the second phase in 2017-18, a sum of Rs 690 crore was provided for white topping. For the third phase, Rs 1,139 crore has been set aside. It is noted that white topping charges tendered for city roads exceeds the rates fixed for national highways. There is question of substandard quality works. For every kilometer, the government has spent Rs 11 crore for white topping within the city and there is no clarity on which basis this rate was fixed. There are also complaints that white topping was done for roads which do not need it.

The investigation may also create problems for certain officials, sources said.

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  • Sudhakar, Kallianpur

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Is it White Topping or Gold Topping???

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Probe effect those who are involved in the scandal now surfaced.

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  • SmR, Karkala

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    White topping scandal is peanuts comparing to the Bellary illegal mines in which present Chief Minister of BJP spent 21 days in jail is still need to be investigated.

    Interestingly, our self-censored media has not reported that only ‘whistleblower’ in mining case of BJP’s Bellary brothers is sacked from the job for his honesty by the PM Modi's central government.

    The Narendra Modi government has sacked 1991-batch Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer Kallol Biswas, who had come to prominence after serving notices to notorious mining baron of Bellary and Karnataka BJP leader Gali Janardhana Reddy a decade ago.

    Unfortunately, JD(S) nor Congress as responsible opposition of the house is bringing this issue.
    Perhaps Bellary case is also getting 'clean chit' like Vyapm in Madhya Pradesh BJP government under former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in which more than 60 people are murdered.
    Jai Hind

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  • Krishna, Udupi

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    so u believe that White Topping Scandal done,
    Be it Peanut or Jackfrit, that only Investigation will revel

    about Vyapam,
    Rahul Gandhi said that if Congress formed govt then investigation will complete in 1 month and all the accused will be in Jail,

    i hope 1 year finished to congress govt in MP, still investigation team, is not formed.

    Why????

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  • MN, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Even looters have the fans, according to their political affiliation.

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  • netizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    in coming odd years the identity of Congress will be wiped off from the minds of young generation. Lacking aggressive leadership both in national and states will pay them off . What happening now after take over by new govt. is in front of us.

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  • Dolfus I S Crasta, Bangalore

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Looks like the intention of joining politics is to loot . Is there any honest Politician available nowadays ?

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Looters Inc.

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  • abdul, udupi

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Next five years Choron Ka RAja, jail bird yeddy is going to loot 10 times more than what Congress and JD (S) have looted from the state. Cheers to all blind bhaktas.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Oho ...oho Abdul bhai ...
    Aate jaate huye main sab pe Nazar rakhtaa hoon
    Naam Abdul hai mera ....Kya ? Naam Abdul Meraa
    Sab choron kaa ...
    Khabar Rakhtaa hoon....
    Aisaa kyaa ??

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Tue, Aug 20 2019

    Pessimists ....

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