BFirst Impact: BBMP removes offensive words from banners

BFirst Impact: BBMP removes offensive words from banners

Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2016-02-15 17:46 Bengaluru: An ‘exclusive’ news item published by Bfirst has prodded BBMP officials to take action.Two weeks ago, Bfirst had reported how a few locals had misused the BBMP logo in and around Vannarpet ward number 115, threatening residents not only with a Rs500 fine but also a thrashing with slippers if they threw garbage in public places. As the miscreants had used the BBMP logo, it led to a controversy. Bfirst was the first to report on the issue.Now, the BBMP has woken up to the issue, blackening the offensive words. Locals, too, are happy with the action. Speaking to Bfirst, Michael, a resident, said they had no clue about the ownership of the banners. “Last week, BBMP staff came and removed the derogatory words,” he said.