The City found itself in a garbage conundrum, even as Palike bigwigs were busy battling BMTF

The year 2012 will be remembered most for the ugly transformation of the Garden City into the Garbage City, thanks to vested interests, indifferent citizens and the administrative breakdown in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. Amid the bureaucratic failure leading to chaos in the BBMP, the year also saw the Bangalore Metropolitan Task Force (BMTF) registering cases against many prominent figures - Deputy Chief Minister R Ashoka, Law and Urban Development Minister S Suresh Kumar, Mayor Venkatesh Murthy and senior bureaucrats like A M Shivakumar and V P Baligar.