Councillor writes to mayor, seeks MC House meet

  • Harshraj Singh, Hindustan Times, LUDHIANA
  • Updated: Nov 29, 2014 15:05 IST

Expressing his dissatisfaction over the municipal corporation’s (MC) failure to conduct House meet, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) councillor has written an open letter to mayor Harchran Singh Gohalwaria concerning the general issues of the city.

Inder Agarwal in the letter had written that if officials had to run the MC then what was the need for democratic system. The MC had met February 24 to present budget for 2014-15.

He mentioned that the MC House was a place where they could question the officers who were involved in various irregularities.

Agarwal alleged that A2Z group, which is responsible for lifting garbage in the city, caused huge loss to MC while he also highlighted that city buses worth `50 crore were getting damaged as they were not plying on roads for the last five months.

The letter also stated that due to the MC’s insensitive attitude towards the advertisement policy, it faced a huge loss of income that could have been generated with the help of advertisements.

The BJP councillor further blamed the MC for not working on the cleanliness project for Buddha Nullah. Besides, showing concern over stray dogs attacking people in different areas of city, he wrote the sterilisation project of MC was yet to take off the ground.

He also raised the matter that the contractors were violating the norms as the MC had failed to pay them their pending dues. He claimed that the civic body had suffered a loss of `300 crore due to which development works were not getting started.

He also questioned the MC’s policy for loans while highlighting that no new machinery for fire brigade, clean sewerage lanes and vehicles were purchased.

In the letter, the BJP councillor also mentioned about the poor condition of internal roads in different areas of the city.

“I have no doubt about your honesty but some officials have made the MC to see bad days. We all are responsible for bringing reforms,” he wrotes.

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