Shall work to include Gwalior in Smart City project: Shejwalkar

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gwalior
  • Updated: Jan 11, 2015 18:32 IST

Newly-elected mayor Vivek Shejwalkar of BJP on Saturday said he would leave no stone unturned to provide clean, transparent and efficient administration.

Apart from providing basic amenities in villages recently brought under GMC limit after delimitation, efforts would be made to include Gwalior in Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and Smart City project of the Union government.

Earlier, Shejwalkar and 66 corporators in the Gwalior Municipal Corporation (GMC) were administered oath of office by collector P Narhari at a function organised near statue of Rani Laxmibai here.

Union minister for steel and mining Narendra Singh Tomar, ministers Yashodhara Raje Scindia, Maya Singh, Lal Singh Arya, Morena MP Anup Mishra, Bhind MP Bhagirath Prasad, BJP MLAs Jaibhan Singh Pavaiyya, Narayan Singh Kushwaha, outgoing mayor Samiksha Gupta and officials were present on the occasion.

BJP has 45 corporators in GMC followed by 10 of Congress, nine independents and one each of CPM and Hindu Maha Sabha. Congress boycotted the function; its corporators were administered oath of office and then left the dais.

Congress corporator Tabassum Beg of ward 55, who was lodged in jail on charges of rigging, was also administered oath of office after she was released on bail on Friday evening.

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