Congress MLAs Gurcharan Singh Boparai from Raikot and Amrik Singh Dhillon from Samrala have accused district officials of depriving their constituencies of development.
The duo was speaking at the district monitoring and vigilance committee meeting organised under the chairmanship of
Ludhiana member of Parliament and union cabinet minister for information and broadcasting, Manish Tewari.
Boparai and Dhillon alleged that their repeated attempts to contact the officials had proven futile, which had led to developments works suffering at every level.
Tewari, who was attending a meeting of monitoring and vigilance committee for the first time since his elevation, pulled up the officials concerned, especially those from public works department (PWD), for delayed projects of roads in rural areas of the district.
He also checked the progress of various schemes under Indira Awaas Yojana, Swarn Jayanti Gram Swai Rozgar Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act and Sarv Sikhiya Abhiyan.
He said development projects should be undertaken in all constituencies, as development should be above party politics.
Calling upon the deputy commissioner and additional deputy commissioner to retrieve the government lands, Tewari stressed upon prompt action against encroachers who had taken illegal possession of chappar lands in various villages.
The MP also deliberated upon the need for complete computerisation and online accessibility of land revenue records.
Deputy commissioner Rahul Tewari said a proposal in this regard had already been placed before the state government.
Sensing financial crunch, the MP offered help and promised to arrange funds for the completion of the project.