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MP seeks inquiry into Makkaji Chowk project

Special Correspondent

MYSORE: The controversy over the proposed Makkaji Chowk Commercial Complex continues to simmer with Mysore MP C.H. Vijayshankar urging the Government to stall the project and order an inquiry.

Mr. Vijayshankar told presspersons here on Monday that he has informed Chief Minister N. Dharam Singh of the scandal surrounding the project and drew his attention to the raging controversy.

"I have submitted a letter questioning the propriety of the Mysore City Corporation authorising the construction of the complex on a private plot of land on a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis. This has also been opposed by the public," Mr. Vijayshankar said.

The Chief Minister is reckoned to have given him a patient hearing.

On learning of the alleged scam, Mr. Dharam Singh reportedly directed Urban Development Secretary P. Ravikumar and Chief Secretary B.K. Das to submit a report and stall work on the complex till further orders are issued, Mr. Vijayshankar claimed.

Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly B.S. Yediyurappa has said that the party had learnt about the scam, and has sought a report from the Government.