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Congress lambasts MC forcity's worsening condition

punjab Updated: Jun 13, 2013 21:24 IST
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After the down pour, it was turn of pouring criticism by political elites, whose target remain unchanged over years - the Ludhiana municipal corporation and the Punjab government.

Lambasting the corporation and the government for the worsening condition of the basic facilities in the city, which was exposed by the Thursday rain, Congress leaders said nothing was done to change the fate of the city and for the welfare of the people.

Interestingly, rainwater entered into the house of Sushma Mehta, Congress councillor from ward number 35.

The husband of Sushma Mehta, Parminder Mehta, who is the spokesman for the Congress councillors, said: "It was a sheer failure of the MC, which failed to take care of the situation inflicted by incessant rain.

"I would take the MC to the court. What is the use of a department, when it cannot tackle a situation like this and save the residents from inconvenience," said Parminder Mehta.

Mehta also slams the MC commissioner for the failure, saying: "Despite working in Ludhiana for almost a year, commissioner RK Verma has not been able to understand the existing condition of the city."

On the other hand, senior Congress leader KK Bawa said that his area Rajguru Nagar was also immersed in water. He alleged that it was a strategy of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD)-led government to curtail the vote bank of its alliance partner the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by chocking cities development.

"Electorates in the cities are traditional vote bank of the BJP, that is why the SAD is not developing the cities of Punjab, as it wants to drub the BJP's vote bank," said Bawa, adding that rain chokes the city every year that bursts the MC and the government's claim of development.