More skeletons seem to be tumbling out of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike's (BBMP) closet. JD(S) Floor Leader in the BBMP Council Padmanabha Reddy alleged that the civic authority had paid excess money to contactors by violating the tender norms though there were lapses on part of the contractors.

Speaking to presspersons here on Wednesday, he demanded BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah and Mayor S.K. Nataraj to recover the Rs. 18 crore that was paid in excess to the contractors. Scores of contractors have completed infrastructure works entrusted by the BBMP beyond the stipulated time. The delay in completing the projects was lapse on part of the contractors and the BBMP should not and cannot pay the revised rates for the delay. “Since the BBMP has paid for the delay, it clearly proves connivance between contractors and officials,” he said.