Exposing further the chinks within the Bharatiya Janata Party, Raja Rajeshwarinagar MLA M. Srinivas (BJP) on Wednesday complained about Housing Minister V. Somanna to Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar at a public function organised to inaugurate a new production facility here. Mr. Srinivas attempted to tell Mr. Shettar that the Housing Minister and the Commissioner of Karnataka Slum Development Board had been delaying issue of h akku patras (possession certificates) for the beneficiaries of 1,400 dwelling units at Laggere, his constituency. But as Mr. Shettar’s attention was caught elsewhere, an irritated Mr. Srinivas quipped: “I didn’t enter politics recently. I have over 40 years of political experience. The Minister did not fund the project from his pocket. The Chief Minister should direct him to immediately take action.”

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