Eleven councillors of the Faridkot municipal committee, including Faridkot SAD Urban Circle president, claimed to have handed over a memorandum to deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal during his Faridkot visit on Wednesday, expressing resentment against local MLA Deep Malhotra.
"Our wards have been neglected. Development funds are being spent only in the wards of his close aides. No progress has been made in providing a sewerage system to the slum areas of the system," they have alleged.
"The condition of the roads and other amenities is crumbling and the residents are resentful. We have brought it to the notice of the local MLA many times, but no attention has been paid to any of our demands," alleged Maghar Singh, urban circle president of the town.
They councillors alleged that the local MLA does not take them into confidence regarding any district or state programme of the party.
"The MLA is also indulging into selling of spurious and adulterated liquor to people. This has even caused some deaths," a councillor said, on the condition of anonymity.
When contacted, the MLA termed these allegations as baseless.
"People from across Faridkot approach me with their problems. I attend to all without discrimination. Soon, tenders will be invited for renovation of streets. More than Rs 3 crore have been budgeted for the purpose. This contract also includes all areas. No part of the constituency is going without development."
He rubbished all allegations of involvement in selling spurious liquor of any kind.
"Only people with vested interests are leveling such allegations. People are even cooking up deaths. There is no truth in these claims. I contradict them."
The memorandum circulated to the media, signed by 11 MCs along with the circle president of Faridkot city is addressed to the district president of SAD.