THE STATE Congress committee has said that the removal from present posting of Town and Country Planning Director S N Mishra from Bhopal and joint-director B P Kulshreshtha, from Indore, for irregularities they committed in the Indore Master Plan, was not a sufficient punishment. Their services should have been terminated and an inquiry should have been launched into their property.
State Congress Committee spokesperson K K Mishra said that the Congress wants the government to set up an expert committee for the proper implementation of the master plan.
Mishra said the charge of the Congress party that there had been massive corruption in making the Master Plan, which had been made at the behest of corrupt leaders, bureaucrats and land mafia, stands proven with the removal of Mishra and Kulshreshtha from their posts.
The Congress is not opposed to the Master Plan but wants its proper implementation for the betterment of the City, and not for the land mafia. He said not only the Congress party, but even the BJP ruled IDA and IMC were not pleased with the Master Plan and had submitted a large number of objections to it. Mishra pointed out that if the Master Plan was not passed in time Indore would lose the Rs 1,370 crore that has been sanctioned by the Union Urban Development Ministry.