Youth Congress presses for CBI probe into corruption in MC
Youth Congress activists led by municipal councillor, advocate Paramjit Singh Pamma, observed a hunger strike to press for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged rampant corruption in the municipal council, Nangal, on Thursday.chandigarh Updated: Dec 26, 2013 18:44 IST
Addressing the protestors, Pamma said Nangal MC, which was controlled by the ruling alliance, was among the richest municipal councils of the state and a budget of Rs 200 crore had been passed during the last four years for various development activities. However, the development activities were not visible in the town and most work was only on paper, he added.
He alleged that corrupt practices had been adopted in the allotment of various works and tenders had been allotted to their favorites by throwing all norms to the wind.
About 40 corers have been spent on the induction of pavements in the papers, besides, a swimming pool was built in the Sutlej Park and about `1.50 crore was spent on it, he added pointing that there were irregularities in the construction of the pool.
He also alleged that the MC had spent huge amount outside its spending limit without prior permission of the House. Besides this, irregularities in installation of mast lights and various other works in the town were also committed, he alleged.
Pamma has also sent a complaint to the director, CBI, in this regard.
He said if the demand of a CBI enquiry was not accepted by the state government, youth congress workers would launch a massive agitation.
First Published: Dec 26, 2013 18:42 IST