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Sampat Singh urges MLAs to take up development issues with CM

punjab Updated: Feb 23, 2013 19:38 IST
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A day after two Congress legislators, known for their proximity with union minister Kumari Selja, aired their displeasure about "shoddy development" in their constituencies, Nalwa MLA Sampat Singh blamed the elected representatives for not preparing priority list for their segments.

At a meet-the-press organised by the spokesman of the Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee here on Saturday, Singh said that in most cases, MLAs fail to do their homework but blamed the chief minister for poor development in their areas.

Without naming any MLA, the veteran politician said the elected representatives should have raised the issue of development with the CM at his office.

He denied that the state government had any pick and choose policy for initiating development activities.

“I had prepared a detailed ground report of my constituency which is mainly a rural area. Drinking water and better irrigation facilities were my priority and I pushed the case with the state government. I have not faced any problem due to proper homework done in the right direction,” said Singh.

Admitting that the state unit of the Congress had several factions, he said the party provided a platform where the party leaders and workers could openly give their suggestions or complaints.
“Until and unless the state leadership and the CM are apprised of any problem how can they give solutions to these issues. The party colleagues should understand the significance of these official platforms,” he said.

To a question, he said former chief minister Om Prakash Chautala, his MLA son Ajay Chautala and others were paying for their misdeeds and the Indian National Lok Dal’s utterances about the conviction were, in fact, the contempt of court.

“The INLD leadership is convicted of forgery and snatching the legitimate rights of employable youths and the public should not forgive and forget the misdeeds,” he said.

Singh demanded that the state government introduce a transfer/posting policy on the lines of Rajasthan where each public official had prior information of his next posting.

“Offices of the elected representatives remain flooded with such requests and a firm policy would end much interference and would subsequently improve the working of public offices,” he said.