Penalisation must to curb flex culture: MP Pratap Simha
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Penalisation must to curb flex culture: MP Pratap Simha

April 30, 2022

‘Crackdown on my own party leaders, workers’

Mysore/Mysuru: Unauthorised flex boards and banners continue to crop up in the city and even the Chamundi Hill is not spared though the authorities have declared Mysuru as a “flex-free” city in tune with its tourism and heritage status.

Taking strong exception to the menace, Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha has called for a crackdown on the menace and has asked the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and the District Administration to levy hefty fines and take action as per the Karnataka Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement) Act, 1981 and The Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964. “Don’t even spare BJP leaders and party workers and no special treatment has to be meted out even if they are from my own party,” he said.

Come festivals, birthdays of politicians and local leaders or conventions by political parties, groups and communities, the city is overrun by flexes and banners in every nook and corner.

These flex banners cause visual pollution and mar the ambience in which they have been installed and a majority of boards have life-size images of local followers of political leaders greeting people or wishing their leaders on their birthday.

Speaking to reporters, MP Simha said, “I have already spoken to the MCC authorities including the Commissioner to mercilessly take action against those who deface the city. Even a city like Bengaluru is relatively free of flex but it continues unabated in Mysuru. This must stop.”

This is not the first time that the MP is speaking against flex culture in city. In the past too, he had directed official machinery not to spare anyone if they have violated rules and asked them to book BJP leaders and workers first in case they have disfigured the public places.

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On the issue of footpath encroachment, Pratap Simha said he would personally visit the spots and conduct an inspection and ensure that footpath encroachments are cleared within a week or so. “There are exclusive food zones and vending zones where vendors can transact business. But here, the entire city is full of them and it has become a menace and also leading to accidents,” he said.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “Penalisation must to curb flex culture: MP Pratap Simha”

  1. XXXX says:

    A bit rich coming from this MP, who has been instrumental in destroying this city with his many so called plans.
    Bill boars and footpath vendors have been part of this city’s culture for years. If they get cleared-the corrupt MCC officials pretend to do this clearing, with quiet words to the offenders that they can come back after week or so!
    This Simha should know, his Hassan-Kodagu-Kerala Highway, the expansion of Mysore airport and the increased traffic between Wayanad-Nanjangud-Mysore corridor will be bringing a large number of Malayalees, with Malayalee criminal gang leader in the Gulf states, have already establishing their criminal base in Mysore city and neighbourhood towns, soon he will have no influence in the city. Within a matter of a few ywears, when Malayalees become the major residents of this city-developed as Greater Mysore, a Malayalee MP will be elected defeating him.
    There will be Malayalee corporators, and most officials in the MCC, MUDA as well as the DC will be Malayalees.
    The Kerala Government are planning to achieve this, making Mysore an extension of Kerala. Already Hawala money network is operating in the Wayanad-Nanjangud-Mysore corridor ,with Malayalee criminal gangs enforcing the Hawala transactions, directed by Malayalee criminal leaders in the Gulf States.
    Mysore airport , when expanded , becomes the 5th Kerala airport in essence, with massive traffic between Gulf states and Mysore, consisting mostly Malayalee smugglers of gold and other items.
    The above will be MP Simha’s achievements!

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