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Who builds National Highways?

March 7, 2023

CM questions Cong’s common sense

Mysore/Mysuru: Amid the raging debate over taking claim for building Mysuru- Bengaluru Expressway, that has intensified further with Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Siddharamaiah stepping in, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai ridiculed the claims of Opposition questioning their common sense.

Reacting to a query over claims and counter-claims with former CM Siddharamaiah saying that Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway project was  initiated during his tenure as CM and was approved during the tenure of Congress led UPA-Government at the Centre, CM Bommai shot back at media saying, “Who builds National Highways? It’s common sense (as Highways are built by the Central Government).”

“There were several such demands to develop the Highway for the last 20 years, along with building a NICE road as an alternative. However, what counts is during whose tenure the funds were sanctioned and works were implemented,” said CM Bommai.

A section of beneficiaries at Maharaja’s College Grounds.

On Siddharamaiah announcing to inspect Mysuru-Bengaluru Expressway on Mar. 9, CM Bommai, who welcomed the initiative, said ‘Already thousands of people have travelled on the  10-lane Expressway.’

To another query on winding up of Lokayukta to form Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in the State (that ceases to exist after High Court’s order), during the tenure of Siddharamaiah as CM that was denied by the Opposition Leader (Siddharamaiah), Bommai turned the tables saying, ‘Then why were the cases referred to ACB. Even when the ACB was quashed, they (Cong.) had tried to file an appeal at Supreme Court. Even in the floor of the House, former Home Minister K. J. George had asked why didn’t the BJP Government file an appeal.”

Various stalls set up to provide information on different schemes at Maharaja’s College Grounds.

On the spread of H3N2 variant of influenza in the State, Bommai said there is no need to panic.

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The safety guidelines are expected from the Centre at the earliest. However, there are no plans to make mask compulsory.

3 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Who builds National Highways?”

  1. The full credit of Mysuru-Bengaluru expressway must go to the present Government because this is a part of the Bharat Mala Project which was originally conceived by Sri Atal Bihari Vajayapayee and made into a reality by the tireless effort of Sri Pratap Simha with the support of Sri Gadkariji and Sri Modiji at the helm. Whole world knows it.
    Understand the desperation of opposition parties. It is simply ridiculous and preposterous if any one else even tried to claim glory for this massive infrastructure project which is going to be a game changer for the entire State and not just Mysuru and Bengaluru and the major towns in between.

  2. Guruprasad MS says:

    You are absolutely right credit must go to Pratap Simha ji/Nitin Gadkari ji

  3. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hey Laksman Prasad
    Slow down, in your foolish praise of MP Simha and Narendra Modi.
    Even before this Highway is complete, accidents are happening because of the in-discipline of motorists not surprising as Indians these days are a bunch of in-discipline d scoundrels.
    Just wait for a few more months, and see how this Highway of your Modiji, Simhaji, Bommaiji, Yediji, and the whole bunch of 40% commission crowd feels like. Brace your dim witted brain for a massively congested, slow crawling traffic of this Highway of this part of the country which is getting heavily populated. Just experience how those toll gates function and the quality of the road all along.
    In the meanwhile, keep the photographs of Vajapayeeji-who claimed as a bachelor but lived with a married woman, enjoying whiskey every day, and the photograph of the wife deserter Modiji!
    In the meanwhile, keep looking at the bundles of Rupees unearthed from your BJO politicians home! What an idiot!


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