National Panthers Party MLA and its chairman Harsh Dev Singh has lambasted the state government for its persistent policy of delaying the elections to the urban local bodies (ULB) in the state.
He said the ULB elections, which were due in early 2010, had been inordinately and inexplicably delayed by more than three years with the government coming out with lame excuses on several occasions.
He said non-holding of elections had deprived the state of central funding worth hundreds of crores as the government has failed to constitute the municipal bodies.
He said the state government was answerable to people of the state for the delay in the holding the elections.
Singh said the non-constitution of representative of urban bodies in the state had further enabled the government to rule and administer the urban areas by proxy.
Expressing serious concern, Harsh Dev Singh appealed to the governor to intervene so as to check further violations of legal provisions and to further ensure that people were not deprived of their genuine democratic rights and aspirations.