Daun village in SAS Nagar has become a bone of contention between Shiromoni Akali Dal (SAD) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra and local Congress MLA Balbir Sidhu.
The village that falls in Sidhu's constituency has been adopted by Chandumajra under Saansad Aadarsh Gram Yojana launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
While the MP claims he has done enough for the village and development works are going on, Sidhu has been issuing statements, showing pictures of various problems plaguing the village. Recently, the MLA visited the village and highlighted the issue of blocked drains and overflowing water.
The MP, however, alleged the pipes had been deliberately blocked by the MLA, who wants to show him in poor light. Speaking to the media on Friday Chandumajra said that a sum of Rs 25 lakh had been released in six months for various development works to be carried out in the historical village of Daun. He said works such as provision of potable water and repair of roads, streets and drainage facility were being carried out on priority to convert the village into a model village.
"The MLA is playing dirty politics. He should not stoop down to such a level. Rather, he should be thankful to me for taking care of a village that otherwise falls in his consituency,"said the MP.
A complaint regarding blocking of drains has also been registered at the Balongi police station.
Balbir Sidhu, meanwhile, provided the media with pictures of poor sanitation in Daun once again and accused the MP of doing nothing for the village.
Defending himself, the MLA said he had no need to get drains blocked with polythene bags; rather, the MP should take note of the situation and get things organised. ramming.