‘Check rise in property value’

Staff Correspondent

BELLARY: N. Pratap Reddy, Janata Dal (S) leader, hoped that the three Ministers from Bellary district, G. Janardhan Reddy (Tourism), G. Karunakar Reddy (Revenue) and B. Sriramulu (Health), would take serious note of the plight of the people following, what is termed as, the abnormal increase in property value in Bellary taluk and initiate steps to check it.

Speaking to presspersons here on Tuesday, he said that an agitation by the public, under the banner of the Sarvajanika Hitarakshana Horata Samiti, of which he was a member, entered the 102nd day.

The samiti is protesting against the abnormal increase in property value and the official committee’s move to implement it without giving publicity.

The samiti is also demanding that the revised value should be stayed and valuation should be done afresh after calling for objections from the public.

Mr. Reddy said that not a single property had been registered after March 1.