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Viral Video: Four Gram Panchayat seats auctioned in Kalaburagi; plaint filed


Team Udayavani, Dec 8, 2020, 12:35 PM IST

Kalaburagi: In a violation of the People’s Representation Act, villagers of Yadrami were seen auctioning off four gram panchayat seats to highest bidders, the video of the same in now doing rounds on social media platforms.

Reportedy, those who won the bids will be elected unopposed by the villagers and if they fail to pay, another person would be given a chance.

In the viral vedio the auctioneer can be heard saying the minimum bid amount for the seats at Ward No. 1 is Rs 26.55 lakh and each member would get a grant of Rs 2.5 crore if elected.

The general category seat went for Rs 8.55 lakh, the SC reserved (woman) for Rs 7.25 lakh, SC reserved (man) for `5.50 lakh and ST (woman) for Rs 5.25 lakh.

After the video went viral Deputy tahsildar of Yadrami filed a complaint at Yadrami police station.

As per the complaint Ramanna Gowda Nagaralli, Honnappa Gowda Kodamanalli, Madivalappa Padashetty, Mallu Kodamanalli, Gowdappagowda Bommanalli and Basappagowda Navane, who were part of the auction, are the accused.

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