Staff Correspondent

GULBARGA: Shoukathali Alur, secretary of district unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI), on Sunday sought the State Government’s intervention to solve the row between the Commissioner of the Gulbarga City Corporation K.G. Jagdeesh and councillors.

Differences between Mr. Jagdeesh and councillors had resulted in the failure of the corporation’s administrative machinery, he said. Mr. Alur told presspersons here that works such as cleaning of roads, roadworks and tender process had come to a standstill.

The Government should interfere and solve differences between Mr. Jagdeesh and the councillors. There was also a need to bring in reforms in the corporation administration, he said.

Mr. Jagdeesh to shun his “dictatorial” image and focus on providing basic amenities to residents of Gulbarga city, he said.

Mr. Jagdeesh was preventing the councillors from functioning like “middlemen”, and this was the cause of friction between them, Mr. Alur said.

Mr. Alur said that members of the district unit of the CPI would stage a dharna here on Wednesday to press for reforms in the corporation administration.