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Gurgaon: commotion leaves key issues pending for discussion

gurgaon Updated: Jul 06, 2013 00:47 IST
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At least a dozen issues listed on the agenda for the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) House meeting could not be discussed amid commotion.

Of the total 17 issues the House was supposed to discuss and finalise in its 15th meeting, only two related to group-housing scheme were passed. The mayor, Vimal Yadav, passed the resolution on the two issues without discussion on the floor.

As soon as the proceedings began at 11am, a group of councillors, including Sunita Yadav, Rama Rani Rathee, Subhash Singla, Mahesh Dayma and Anup Singh, started shouting.

They demanded explanation for the three months’ gap between two House meetings. The last House meeting was held on April 1.

“We will not tolerate such a long interval between two House meetings. We will hold a House meet on our own with 9-10 councillors,” said Subhash Singla. The mayor said the House meet was delayed as MCG commissioner Ashok Sangwan had gone on leave for two months between April 22 and July 23.

“It is not our fault as the corporation was nearly headless for the past two months,” Yadav said.Councillors also raised the issue of various incomplete projects, including development of community centre, sewer and drainage work and roads in their respective wards.

The civic body’s advertisement policy was a major agenda.“Malls and shopping complexes are illegally advertising wall wraps. The ‘unipole’ advertiser is not paying the contract money to the MCG. These amount to huge revenue loss for the corporation,” said Anup Singh, a councillor.

Rishi Raj Rana, councillor of ward no 1, said the corporation must ensure basic amenities before imposing house tax in New Palam Vihar and other such unauthorised areas. The members also failed to discuss issues such as land for the new MCG office building and transfer of licensed areas.