The Hamirpur nagar parishad seems to be a divided house. Though the parishad is controlled by the Bharatiya Janata Party, vice-president of the parishad and six other members have levelled allegations of misappropriation of funds by the president and executive officer.
The president of the civic body, Deep Kumar is also from the BJP camp. Deep Kumar and Dharmendra Sharma, the vice-president of the body, are known be close to former chief minister PK Dhumal.
Talking to reporters here on Wednesday, Sharma and six other members of parishad namely Ved Prakash, Veena Kapil, Anil Soni, Sukhvindera Puri, Asha Rani and Reeta Sharma alleged that the civic body office had become a den of corruption and developmental works were being done by those in power in a fraudulent manner.
They said they would take up this issue with the director of the urban development department in Shimla and also inform the local vigilance bureau about the misdeeds of those managing the committee affairs.
They quoted many instances in which tenders had been allegedly awarded at the whims and fancies of the rulers, adding that in ground reality no works had been done even as it has been shown in the budget sheets.
The agitating members asked the state government to order a high-level probe into the civic body affairs.
President of the civic body, Deep Kumar described the allegations as baseless and said all works were being undertaken after observing all the codal formalities.