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Congress councillors join Venod Sharma's party

punjab Updated: Jul 30, 2014 19:31 IST
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In a boost to Venod Sharma's Jan Chetna Party (JCP), two sitting and one former municipal councillors (MC) and their supporters on Wednesday joined the newly formed party.

Dershana Mehta and Roopam Guglani are sitting councillors, while Brij Lal Singla is a former MC.

At a function held at the residence of Singla, the councillors said they were upset due to bias in development, adding that the workers were being ignored in the party.

They said Sharma had a vision for development and they were impressed with the style of functioning.

Admitting them into the party fold, Sharma said the councillors had taken a right decision by leaving the Congress where even senior leaders, who were aligned to the party for decades, were feeling suffocated.

He claimed that across the state his party was getting good response and many more would join his outfit in the days to come.

Sharma alleged that only a particular area had seen development in the state while there was no development in the
remaining areas, adding that it was ironic that the universities had been set up in 40 km radius of Rohtak, Bhiwani and

Taking a dig at the state government, he said the government had done great injustice to the people of Ambala by shelving the Industrial Model Township (IMT) project which would have generated jobs in lakhs.

He said even Kumari Selja and Chiranjive Rao, Capt Ajay Yadav's son, had opposed it.

On Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC), he said the government should take decisions as per Sikhs aspirations but questioned its silence on commission on Haud Chiller where 32 Sikhs were killed in 1984 violence.

Sharma said the appointments of Information Commission and Right to Service Commission should have been done after the elections.