The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has come forward to take up issues related to general public and organised its first sangat darshan at birth and death certificate centre of MC near local bus stand here on Tuesday.
BJP district president, Praveen Bansal, with senior deputy mayor of MC, Sunita Agarwal, and other party councillors started the public meeting here. The step was taken after complaints of alleged discrepancies by officials at the centre came to fore.
BJP leadership in Ludhiana had been trying to find a reason to consolidate their vote bank. The discrepancies in issuing of birth and death certificate, which is the requirement of almost every resident, gave the party a platform to get connected with the general masses. Earlier, a similar step was taken by Simarjit Singh Bains, an independent MLA.
The district BJP chief said sangat darshan had been started to address the issues that were prevalent at the birth and death certificate office. “Birth and death certificate is required by almost every person in the city and MC should make the process easy for everyone. We have noticed several discrepancies after which we decided to hold sangat darshan,” Bansal said.
The BJP workers would sit at the centre every day until the general public got fair treatment, he said.
He said residents complained against officials at birth and death certificate office several times but little or no action was taken.
However, sources said most of the employees at the centre were sitting at same positions for years without any transfers.
On January 16 last year, the then commissioner RK Verma had dismissed an employee Lal Singh of birth and death certificate office after charges of corruption on him were proved.