With the formation of a struggle committee comprising a number of organisations representing various sections of people, opposition to a proposal to shift the district administration’s complex away from the city is gaining momentum.
“Zilladhikari Kacheri Sthalanthara Virodhi Horata Samiti” was formed at a meeting last week to take up the issue and create awareness about the inconvenience that could be caused to the people if the Deputy Commissioner’s office were shifted to a place six kilometres away from the city.
Senior advocate Srikrishna was elected honorary president of the committee while activist M.G. Prabhakara was chosen president.
As a first step towards getting the proposal dropped, the committee leaders on Monday submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah through the district administration in which they have expressed their concern.
The plan to construct a new complex of offices of the district administration at Tamaka will cause hardship to the common people, the struggle committee said in the memorandum.
The construction of the complex at Tamaka will benefit only some selfish politicians and the land mafia, the committee alleged.
Refuting the district administration’s argument that there was no land for a new building inside the city, the leaders pointed out that land measuring six-and-a-half acres was available.
The leaders warned that an agitation would be launched if the proposal was taken forward. The committee has convened a meeting on October 27 to discuss the future course of action.