Silvester D’ Souza
Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapura (EP)
Kundapura, May 5: “As there are complaints of KSRTC buses not running their services to villages, I will call 5,000 students from my school and make them stand in front of Kundapura KSRTC depot,” warned Byndoor MLA B M Sukumar Shetty to the KSRTC.
He was speaking at the trimonthly meeting held at V S Acharya auditorium on Thursday, May 5.
“I have requested the depot manager for buses several times. He has ignored my requests and sent his staff for the meetings instead of personally attending them,” he said.
“No compensation has been paid to the families of those who died of Covid-19. The government hospital is filled with irregularities. Doctors do not attend the meetings. There are 40 dengue cases in Mudoor. Make sure that you visit the spots and ensure that the disease does not spread,” he directed the taluk health officer.
“The work in the revenue department should be conducted swiftly. The houses should be provided basic facilities including electricity. Police department and excise department and many other department officials have not come for the meeting. There are complaints that policemen are demanding money in rural areas. Liquor is being sold in every shop in the villages. Why should the officials who could not stop illegal liquor trade sit in the offices? Excise department DC is not right. I have spoken to the minister in this connection. The village has become valueless. Families in the villages are not able to live in peace due to the indifference attitude of the excise department and its officials,” he said.
As the sound system malfunctioned since the beginning of the meeting, the discussions in the meeting could not be heard for some time. The MLA said that the sound system should be set right before the next meeting and the minutes of the current meeting should be given to the reporters.
EO Shweta said that Rs 2 lacs has been already set aside for the loudspeakers. “They will be rectified soon,” she said.
MLA B M Sukumar Shetty presided over the meeting. Tahsildar Kiran Gorayya and executive officer Shwetha were present.