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People?s reps divided over Kolar

india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 15:23 IST
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THE ELECTED representatives of Kolar Road villages are divided on the formation of Kolar Municipality. While some representatives are determined to fight the legal battle against the formation of Kolar Municipality, others have describe the move in favour of the residents of newly developed colonies on the road.

Some representatives of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) even blame Commerce and Industry Minister Babulal Gaur for augmenting the problems by forming the new municipal body.

“Gaur Saheb could not feel the problems of the residents of Kolar Road as he has been living in 74 Bungalows. The residents would not get water in case of Kolar Municipality’s formation. They have been demanding inclusion of the area into the BMC’s limit”, said Reeta Mishra, a BJP leader and president of Phanda Janpad.

Mishra said that the notification was issued without hearing the objections and claims submitted by the residents and leaders. Mishra’s constituency would be affected most due to formation of this body.

A Congress leader and district panchayat president Chetan Patidar said that more than 1250 objections and claims were submitted to the district administration.

But the administration didn’t give opportunity to hear them, he added. Patidar said that according to provisions of the Act, the elected representatives of village panchayats or district panchayats or Janpad panchayats would complete five years in office after first convention of these bodies.

Therefore, they could not be removed before this period, he added. Patidar said that he would continue to fight the legal battle against the move.

BJP leader and Sarpanch from Banjari, Aarati Gaurana, said that the elected representatives of these village panchayats should be removed after the completion of their tenure. She said that it would have better if these areas were included into the BMC limit.

However, some elected representatives support the move. A BJP leader and Sarpanch from Damkheda, P Ganesh, said that a bigger agency like the municipality would develop this area at a fast pace. Ganesh said that those opposing the move did not want people’s welfare.

He said that there would be more funding and revenue collection from the area after the formation of the municipality. Similarly, BJP leader and Janpad panchayat member Dilip Kumar Pandey said that the urbanisation of these village panchayats on Kolar Road has been very fast and needed an urban body for the developmental works. The village panchayats are no longer able to develop the area. Pandey said that this is good move in favour of Kolar Road residents.

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