Bengaluru: Karnataka’s Home Minister G. Parameshwara, on Tuesday, opposed handing over of the Carlton House for establishment of the Constitutional Club.

The Carlton House presently houses the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

At a time when Karanataka is suffering from several drought hit areas, as far as the government is concerned, Karnataka MLAs have demanded to turn their heritage building into a legislators club in line with the Constitutional Club in Delhi.

It has been estimated that to make the club operational, an initial investment of Rs 25 crore would be required.

The Home Minister has come into his own and has opposed the demand for setting up of a legislators club in Bengaluru, although it was with building media pressure and the CID’s refusal to give up their headquarters.

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With the setting up of the legislators club delayed, it is a victory of sorts for people who have been fighting for the preservation of this heritage site. But if the MLAs manage to persuade the Chief Minister to stick to the decision, Carlton House will once again be on the chopping block.

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