It seems the ‘honeymoon’ period is over for the Congress government in Karnataka. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah led government is courting one controversy after another. Dr HC Mahadevappa, the Public Works Minister (PWD) minister and a close confidante of Chief Minister is now facing the wrath of the people for spending over Rs. 2.5 crore on the renovation of his official bungalow in Bangalore.
His bungalow has been renovated by the same PWD. PWD secretary Chikkarayappa personally supervised the renovation neglecting other important works.
The Congress government, which came to power a year ago, has not repaired or built even single road in the state and the PWD minister is facing the ire of the people.
Even in Bangalore, the PWD has not repaired any roads. The opposition parties and the public are questioning Siddaramaiah over the lavish spending on PWD minister’s house renovation.
“His house now looks a private resort. It is the most insensitive government,” said senior JDS leader MC Nanaiah.