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Sweepers give many city localities a miss ahead of Majithia visit

Arjun Sharma, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, September 30, 2013
First Published: 19:26 IST(30/9/2013) | Last Updated: 19:28 IST(30/9/2013)

Residents of many areas in the city, including Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar, Bhagat Singh Nagar, Gobind Nagar, Vishal Nagar, Vikas Nagar etc, have been put to inconvenience ahead of the visit of revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia, who is also the chief of Youth Akali Dal.

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The said localities have not been cleaned for the past two days as all the sweepers have been diverted to Pakhowal road, where two rallies of Majithia would take place. 

Majithia would address 'naujwan chetna rally' and 'lalkaar rally' on Pakhowal Road at 10am and 12 noon respectively.

The sweepers of municipal corporation have been diverted to main Pakhowal road for cleaning the area. More than 35 sweepers who work for cleanliness in these areas have not visited other localities for the past two days due to which cleanliness has been affected.

Tanveer Singh Dhaliwal who is the SAD councillor of Ward 59 said that the sweepers were diverted to the road for cleanliness and “the road is also under the MC so there was nothing unusual”.

AS Sekhon, who is the chief of health and sanitation wing, said that nearly 30 sweepers have been diverted to Pakhowal road by the area chief of sanitation wing. He, however, said cleanliness of no area was affected.

Major Sher Singh Aulakh (retd), general secretary of ex servicemen welfare society, said that no sweeper has visited Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar for the past 2-3 days. "The sweepers are busy on Pakhowal road where Majithia would come on Tuesday. It can happen only in india that people are put to inconvenience for VIP visits," he said.

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