The Chief Minister will stay there tonight
NAVALLI (DHARWARD DISTRICT): Navalli, a remote village in Navalgund Taluk of Dharwad District, was being spruced up on Monday for Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's visit on Tuesday.
Road-repair work was going on at a brisk pace. A huge pandal was erected for a public meeting.
Mr. Kumaraswamy will stay there on Tuesday night.
Officials of the Public Works Department were busy with various works.
Five excavators were used to dig a trench along the road leading to Navalli from Adnur to lay a water supply pipeline.
According to villagers, there was a proposal for a drinking water supply project in the village. But it was transferred to Kittur.
According to Ravindrababu Sadashivappa Chandrannavar, farmer, the villagers even deposited their share of money for the water supply scheme, which was to be implemented in association with a "Netherlands-funded rrganisation". But the officials of the zilla panchayat without visiting the village gave a report stating that the village had a water supply line. And now they were trying to cover up their mistake, he alleged. However, Janata Dal (Secular) leader S.N. Chakalabbi and others asserted that no new work had been taken up just because of the Chief Minister's visit to the village. The road leading to Navalli village got another layer of mud after the tour programme of the Chief Minister was fixed. Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. has installed new transformers in the village.