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BBMP threatens defamation against CREDAI

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Bangalore Real Estate news, BBMP, CREDAI, Bangalore Municipal Corporation, Track2Media, Track2Realty, ravi sinha, india realty news, india real estate news, real estate news india, realty news india, india property news, property news india, india news, property news, real estate news, Mumbai Real Estate, India PropertyThe Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has plans of filing a defamation suit against the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), which levelled allegations that bribes are being demanded by corporators.

On Monday, CREDAI called a press conference after BBMP took up demolition work on the ramp of the Mantri Square mall on June 1. The ramp was demolished as the road in front of the mall was set to be widened.

During the press conference, CREDAI members alleged that corporators and MLAs were demanding bribes, and that builders were often easy targets, as they dealt with large sums of money.

CREDAI President Sushil Mantri said that the city’s builders faced harassment at the hands of a few corporators. He mentioned that the former opposition party leader M Nagaraj, without any knowledge of the matter, has been targeting Mantri developers, and that Mantri could claim Rs10 crore as compensation from BBMP.

On Tuesday evening a meeting chaired by mayor Sharadamma, involving a number of corporators, discussed the charges levelled by CREDAI.

“CREDAI members have made serious allegations against corporators, ministers and MLAs, stating that they have been blackmailed and that hafta was extorted. This is a serious matter, and we have had discussions with legal experts. We will take action against these allegations. We have also decided to file a defamation suit against CREDAI members,” said Deputy Mayor S Harish.

In his reactions to the matter, opposition leader in the BBMP, M Udayshankar, said, “Commuters face problems as the Mantri Square mall on Sampige Road has aggravated the traffic situation, and local residents have protested in the past. Now, they make all these allegations against corporators. This is worthy of being condemned.”

JD(S) leader Padmanabha Reddy said that CREDAI members should not make vague allegations. They should dare to name the people seeking bribes. “CREDAI members should give an unconditional apology to corporators of BBMP,” he said, urging them to fix responsibility by naming those responsible, since the matter was grave.

Protest leads BBMP to review building plans

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Bangalore Real Estate news, BBMP, CREDAI, Bangalore Municipal Corporation, Track2Media, Track2Realty, ravi sinha, india realty news, india real estate news, real estate news india, realty news india, india property news, property news india, india news, property news, real estate news, Mumbai Real Estate, India PropertyStung by the allegations of harassment by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI), the BBMP corporators on Tuesday held an emergency meeting and decided to review the projects approved during the two-and-half-year bureaucratic rule.

Following the demolition of ramp of the Mantri Square Mall, Bangalore Chapter of CREDAI, had alleged the Corporators were extorting money from the developers.
Deputy Mayor Harish, who chaired the meeting, said the corporators have been planning to take a relook at the previously approved building plans of various developers, especially malls that come under the CREDAI.

“There have been allegations of wrong doing during the administrator’s rule. We will study these allegations in detail,” said Harish. Alleging that the Corporators are being targeted by Mantri Developers, Leader of the Opposition Uday Shankar said the Developers, who had sought political favours earlier, have opposed the Palike’s move to act in the interest of public.

JD(S) leader Padmanabha Reddy has asked builders to list out specific instances wherein corporators have demanded money. “Let the builders give names of those harassing them,” he said.

Admitting that there might be a few ‘rotten apples’ among the corporators, Reddy asked the CREDAI to file complaints against those who allegedly tried to extort money from them. “I ask the CREDAI members to apologise to the people for making such irresponsible statements,” he said. Meanwhile, the Mantri Developers have sought protection by the City police, in the wake of a possible law and order problem.