Mayor reconstitutes sub-committees to molify SAD-BJP councillors
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation mayor Raj Bala Malik today reconstituted eight sub-committees in a bid to pacify BJP-SAD councillors who had resigned from all such panels on April 20 to protest alleged illegal constitution of these sub-committees.chandigarh Updated: Jun 08, 2012 21:09 IST
Chandigarh Municipal Corporation mayor Raj Bala Malik on Friday reconstituted eight sub-committees in a bid to pacify BJP-SAD councillors who had resigned from all such panels on April 20 to protest alleged illegal constitution of these sub-committees.
While the BJP-SAD combine has got chairmanship of three sub-committees, two committees will have nominated councillors as chairmen.
The BJP has sought the posts of chairman and vice-chairman in two sub-committees, which are yet to be formed by the MC.
The water supply and sewerage disposal committee, road committee and house tax assessment committees have already been constituted while two more committees on primary health and primary education are yet to be constituted.
This time, the BJP-SAD combine has expressed satisfaction over their representation in the panels.
After his appointment as chairman of the electricity sub-committee, BJP councillor Arun Sood said, "This time, the decision has been taken unanimously. The re-constitution of sub-committees was much-needed for the city's development. It has already been five months since the civic body was elected and the city is lacking development. We are going to talk to the civic authorities to start development works soon."
Similarly, another BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi said, "This time, we hope to work in cooperation with team members so that the city's development is not affected."
Mayor Raj Bala Malik said, "The reconstitution of sub-committees has been done after taking the Opposition into confidence. I have talked to all councillors to work jointly and fully cooperate to develop City Beautiful."
On April 20, councillors belonging to the BJP-SAD combine had submitted their resignations, alleging that they had not been given due representation in the panels based on their strength.