With no MC house meet, major issues stay unresolved

  • Harshraj Singh, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2014 15:12 IST

With delay in general house meeting of the municipal corporation, councillors are unable to redress the problems being faced by city residents. Despite repeated demands of the councillors, no house meeting had been organised since February.

Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria announced to call a house meeting on July 25 after Congress councillors protested. Now, MC officials have no idea that when the house meeting would be conducted.

“No information was given to us that why a meeting was not being organised. The mayor assured us to conduct a meeting on July 25. However the mayor did not fulfill his promise,” said Parminder Mehta, spokesperson for Congress councillors.

“We will meet the mayor on Tuesday and will ask him to call a house meeting soon. The meeting should be conducted every month so that the councillors can keep issues in front of the house,” he added.

Besides, the ongoing development works in some areas of the city had come to halt as the MC failed to pay dues of the contractors.

“Residents are complaining us but with no house meeting being conducted, we are not able to highlight the issues of the residents,” said Ranjit Singh Ubhi, councillor of ward 67.

Ubhi added, “The contractors are not getting their dues due to which the ongoing development works have come to halt.”

An official of MC requesting anonymity said, “We have no information about the house meeting. It is likely to be held after bypolls in the state.”

Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria said, “We may organise the house meeting this week or next week. Some new points will be added in the agenda after which meeting will be called.”

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