40 percent commission for public works: ‘Will expose deeds of 5-6 Ministers, 15-20 MLAs’
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40 percent commission for public works: ‘Will expose deeds of 5-6 Ministers, 15-20 MLAs’

April 15, 2022

Contractors’ Association seeks meeting with CM on cleansing a corrupt system

 Bengaluru: Karnataka Contractors’ Association President D. Kempanna has issued an ultimatum to the State Government in the wake of a Contractor Santosh Patil’s death and said that they will announce the names of the corrupt MLAs and Ministers if the contractors are not called to discuss the matter to reduce corruption within 15 days.

Kempanna said, “We have given an ultimatum to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai that if within 15 days we are not called to discuss the matter to reduce corruption, we will announce the names of MLAs and Ministers who demand 40 percent commission. Health Department is the most corrupt; other corrupt Departments include PWD, Irrigation, Panchayat Raj and the Bruhat Bengaluru                                            Mahanagara Palike.”

“We will release documents relating to corruption against 5-6 Ministers and 15-20 MLAs. We demand the Government to appoint a retired High Court or Supreme Court Judge to probe the 40 percent commission charges,” he added.

He said that they would stop work for a month, however, the date of which has not been decided yet.

“A big rally will be held on May 25 in Bengaluru. Moreover, we will stop our work for a month. The date is yet to be decided,” he said. Kempanna also admitted that contractors were the ones who allowed the corruption to rise to the current levels.

The Association demanded the Government to immediately release pending bills of Santosh Patil and provide a compensation of Rs. 2 crore to his family and a Government job to Jayashree, wife of Patil.

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“Santosh Patil had spoken with me just 15 days ago and he was worried over a defamation case filed by Minister K.S. Eshwarappa against him. He was not our member, but we still offered him legal assistance. He told me that he was facing threats. Eshwarappa is responsible for Santosh’s death. He must immediately resign and a criminal case must be filed against him,” Association President Kempanna said.

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “40 percent commission for public works: ‘Will expose deeds of 5-6 Ministers, 15-20 MLAs’”

  1. PNR says:

    Are they offering a bribe by saying “if you do not meet in 15 days, we will expose names?”… Otherwise the culprits names will be brushed under the carpet? If you want a clean system, then come clean rightaway. Why make a deal over it.?

  2. Bystander says:

    Your comment goes to the heart of the matter, PNR! Exposes the moral turpitude that says corruption is okay if it helps me. I only object if it goes against my interests. It allows scum like this minister and others to rise to the top.

  3. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hey posters @PNR and Bystander, where do you live now? In India/Mysore?
    If you do, you behave as if you are surprised by the ultimatum of this president.
    He is blackmailing this Bommai government to pay the demanded compensation for the family concerned,, and also communicating that they-the contractors and the government come to an understanding about the ways the kickbacks will work in the future. The business of contractors expects kickbacks to be paid, to get the contracts. This president is not objecting to it, when he says:” to reduce the corruption”, not elimination of it!!
    Blackmails in respect of kickbacks have been common right from the days when the Vidhan Soudha contracts were awarded by Kengal Hanumanthaia, right down to the regimes of Nijalingappa, Jatti and Veerendra Patil.
    It was that they awarded them to their relatives to avoid disclosures! Gundu Rao, the favourite of Indira Gandhi, operated through deploying his private army of goondas to threaten the contractors from who he received massive kickbacks!
    Indian Justice system is corrupt to the core. No high court judge expecting elevation to the Supreme Court, one day, will rule against the government these days.

  4. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    “We have given an ultimatum to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai that if within 15 days we are not called to discuss the matter to reduce corruption, we will announce the names of MLAs and Ministers who demand 40 percent commission”
    “We will release documents relating to corruption against 5-6 Ministers and 15-20 MLAs”
    Bommai government has 30 ministers, and 122 BJP MLAs. say 6 ministers are corrupt, that is 20% of the total number of ministers , and about 15% of total BJP MLAs. That seems pretty healthy percentage in a corrupt cesspit like India! India ‘s corruption runs through the nation’s fibre: politics, administration , institutions and the society.

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