In the first four years of the outgoing Lok Sabha’s tenure, the three leaders representing Bengaluru city in the Lok Sabha invested 26% of their MP Local Area Development(MPLAD) funds towards drinking water and water infrastructure. The money spent under this head totalled Rs 14. Crore.
The three MPs who were elected in 2014 from the constituencies in Bengaluru have spent more money on water infrastructure from their MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) funds, said a Bangalore Political Action Committee (BPAC) report on Thursday.
While the usual perception of elected representatives is that they squander their time, doing little for their constituencies after winning the polls, Bengaluru’s members of parliament, it appears, have not been sitting idle since 2014.
The biggest portion of MPLAD funds for Bengaluru’s three Lok Sabha constituencies have been spent on works to supply drinking water and water infrastructure, reflecting the water shortage the city faces.