After four persons were killed recently on Bengaluru’s damaged roads, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said the deaths were “not due to potholes”.
Mr Siddaramaiah had earlier this week asked for over 15,000 potholes to be fixed within 15 days, telegraphing the urgency to tackle a deadly problem that has provoked public anger and opposition attacks.
Today, however, when reporters confronted him about deaths because of potholes, he cut in: “…not due to potholes but because of accidents.”
A woman died on Tuesday when she was flung from a scooter and crushed by a lorry near Devanahalli, around 40 km from the Karnataka capital. G Veena, 21, was riding pillion behind her older sister, who swerved to avoid a pothole on their way home. As the two-wheeler slowed, a truck hit them from behind and G Veena was killed instantly.
However, the Karnataka government and it’s Bangalore development minister Mr. K.J George have carelessly and shamelessly denied that the condition of roads were not the reasons of these deaths. But history doesn’t lie! Here is what the actress turned politician and the Congress IT convener Divya Spandana Ramya had tweeted 4 years ago about the conditions of roads, and how she had stated that people shouldn’t pay taxes until the roads are repaired.
Seems like Karma has found a way to get back to her now.
With the inputs from www.readoo.in