Daijiworld Media Network (HB/SS)
Udupi, May 27: "Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has no hold over administration and his ministry. A department is functioning as a broker," said K Mathai, Coastal district in-charge of Aam Admi Party.
Taking a dig at the so called double engine government at the state and the centre and especially in Karnataka, he alleged that commission bucks now hover at 50% at the BBMP from what was earlier 20%, 30% and 40%.
Speaking at a press conference at the Udupi Press Club on Friday, May 27, Mathai said the state government had failed to deliver a corruption-free government after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made such a promise while referring to the double engine government.
He alleged that the chief minister's post was now available for an auction price of Rs 2.5 crore and whoever was able to pay the amount could become the chief minister.
He said a number of leaders are joining the AAP and added that the party intends to deliver a corrupt-free government while responding to the people's needs.
The newly appointed Udupi district president of the AAP Sunil Diwakar said Udupi is in a state of limbo when it came to development. The Varahi drinking water project was progressing at a snail's pace, he said.
He said farmers of Udupi had a lot of expectations adding that the town is facing problems such as disposal of wastes and the purification of Indrani waters.
Sunil Diwakar said AAP is not a political party as it is giving me an opportunity to work for the people.
Santosh Kamath, S R Lobo, the newly appointed district party president of AAP and Ashley Cornelio were also present.