Sangliana proves his mettle
From Supercop to Saviour
Works carried out by Dr. H.T. Sangliana, BJP MP, under MPLADS in Bangalore North Parliamentary Constituency starting from 23.5.04
BJP MP Dr HT Sangliana is one of the few performing MPs in Bangalore and his record so far has been impressive. Here’s a fact profile of his performance:
1)Road Infrastructure :
Sanctioned Rs 150 lakhs for Bagalur Road Reconstruction Project covering a distance of 12.5 km, touching important villages like Yelahanka, Sathanur, Bagalur, Gopalpura, Yediyur, M. Hosahalli and Budigere. The road caters to the needs of traveling public from Yelahanka, Devanahalli and Hoskote assembly constituencies. The road constructed is on par with the national highway standards and it also facilitates easy access to the new International Airport at Devanahalli for the people living alongside of the road and in the surrounding areas including the world famous tourist destination, Nandi Hills and the Kolar Gold Fields which is now being developed as a tourist destination.
The big economic advantage the development of this newly repaired road has brought about is beyond expectation. In fact it has pushed up the price of real estate including land and buildings in the entire area thereby elevating the economic and living standard of the people living in the area considerably all along the 13 KM road for which the people are extremely happy.
Before the Bagalur road project was taken up the road had remained without maintenance or repair for 25 long years and it was full of huge potholes and even difficult for foot travelers to pass through it. Such being the case, road robberies were taking place and there was no safety on the road especially during night.
The project was fully completed within a record time one year and inaugurated on June 2006.
A mention may be made here that the above project was cleared by the Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation after protracted deliberations as it was considered to be an ‘unusual project’ and as it obviously had great potential for corruption and making illegal money by all concerned. The Committee, vide its approval proceedings noted “it may be noted that this relaxation of the guidelines on MPLADS which was a special case should not be quoted as a precedent and that such type of works should be discouraged under MPLADS in future..”
The relaxation by the Government of India in this case obviously was due to the trust and faith they reposed on Dr. H.T. Sangliana, who has been known for honesty and integrity all these years. Due to which, the government sanctioned the project treating it as a special case.
2)Action taken for medical treatment of Citizens in distress:
During the past two and half years Sangliana has sent 507 DO Letters to the Prime Minister of India, 167 DO letters to the Chief Minister of Karnataka and 17 DO letters to the Mayor, Bangalore Mahanagara Palike requesting them for financial assistance from their respective Relief Funds to the seriously ill people from his constituency. As a result, a sum of Rs 31,71,9997 from the PM, Rs 2,00,0007 from the CM and Rs 15,000 from the Mayor have been received and paid to the hospitals where the patients took treatment mostly for cancer and cardiac disorder. It is reliably learnt that no other MPs from Karnataka and other states have received such grants as much as Sangliana has received.
It is perhaps the highest amount of funds any MP has ever received in the country now and then from the Prime Minister Emergency Relief Funds, etc for the needy people.
3. Projects for Drinking Water, School Building, Roads, etc.;
a). Roads Rs 3,58,76,000
b).Water: Rs 1,90,94,225
c). School Buildings : Rs 84,10,000
d). Drainage: Rs 37,22,700
e). Bus Shelters: Rs 72,20,000
Total Rs 7,43,22, 925
Dr. Sangliana, though a 1st time MP, has been nominated as member in as many as 6 different important committees which is unusual namely
1) North Eastern Hill Court.
2) Defence Standing Committee.
3) Joint Committee on Parliament House Security.
4) Consultative Committee, South Western Railways.
5) Consultative Committee on Shipping, Road and National Highways.
6) Chairman, Airport Authority of India Advisory Committee, Bangalore.
He served as member in Standing Committee on Home Affairs for 2 !/2 years before becoming a member in
the Standing committee of Defence; and actively participates in all the meetings and in the deliberations.
Sangliana was declared as 3rd in the attendance of Parliament Sessions in 2005-2006 out of 28 Lok Sabha MPs from Karnataka.
b)Countless numbers of Telephonic calls to the concerned officials in Karnataka State and outside have been made by Dr.H.T. Sangliana in connection with problems faced by the people as and when approached by them for help and he solved such problems instantaneously in most of the cases. He never turns away visitors without hearing them and he does not have any fixed time for visitors as he makes himself accessible 24 hrs, round the clock.
c) Out of 148 locations where bore wells were tried, water was found in 135 locations (that is
73% success) with excellent yield. It is also noteworthy that plenty of water was found even
where failures had taken place in the same areas. Dr. H.T. Sangliana attributed the success to
his belief in God .
d)Dr. Sangliana attended maximum number of social functions such as cultural functions of all
communities, marriages and religious functions in temples, churches, etc in his constituency
and outside and such occasions were used gainfully for interacting with the people who are
all very happy for his frequent visits and easy accessibility.
f) The number of people who visited Dr.H.T. Sangliana’s office as per the Visitor’s register entry for help including the days he spent in parliament during sessions is under, in 2004 2768, in 2005 5486, in 2006 7472, in 2007 6628, and in 2008 2289 people
These statistics are certainly outstanding if not phenomenal. His public contact and interaction with members of the public have considerably improved as well as heightened prestige of the BJP not only in Bangalore North Constituency but all over Karnataka state itself.