BJP blames it on Sood, BMC admn
THE BJP squarely blamed Mayor Sunil Sood and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration for water crisis. The BJP workers, including women workers today held a demonstration at Sadar Manzil. They alleged that Sood and the BMC administration were deliberately creating water crisis in most of City areas despite the adequate availability of water in the city reservoirs.india Updated: May 18, 2006 14:41 IST
THE BJP squarely blamed Mayor Sunil Sood and Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) administration for water crisis. The BJP workers, including women workers today held a demonstration at Sadar Manzil. They alleged that Sood and the BMC administration were deliberately creating water crisis in most of City areas despite the adequate availability of water in the city reservoirs.
The party leaders submitted a memorandum to the BMC administration and broke earthen pots at the gates of Sadar Manzil. The BJP leaders alleged that the City was reeling under the severe water crisis due to careless attitude of the Mayor. When City is facing severe water crisis, the Mayor, they said, is busy in party politics and reshuffle of the mayor-in-council.
BJP district president Surendranath Singh said there is no equitable water distribution in the City. At a time when every drop counts, there is wastage of water at many places.
BJP Urban Bodies Cell state convener Rameshwar Sharma alleged that the Mayor is creating water crisis and giving an impression that he is trying to sort it out. He alleged that the responsibility of delay in the implementation of Kolar Scheme should be fixed. Sharma alleged that the present Mayor and his predecessors from the same party are responsible for it.
BJP leader Om Yadav alleged that some having vested interests were running the water supply network. The mafia controls supply system, he said. Leader of BJP corporators Ashok Pandey said the BJP workers would not allow the Mayor to take the City residents for granted. He said the BJP workers would intensify its protest. BJP district unit office-bearer Alok Sharma alleged that Mayor has been working at the behest of MLA Arif Aqueel. Senior BJP Corporator Alok Sanjar said the Mayor adopted dictatorial attitude. Other corporators and BJP leaders also addressed the gathering.
... Cong says Sood doing well
CONGRESS CORPORATORS today claimed that Mayor Sunil Sood deserved all credit for the smooth water supply in the City. The smooth water supply is the result of efforts made by the Mayor before the start of summer, they said.
Addressing a press conference today, Congress corproators group Amit Sharma and other corporators said the Mayor reviews water supply on daily basis. Sharma said misuse of tankers was stopped at the directives of the Mayor resulting in improved water supply in slums.
Sharma said the BJP workers and leaders were making hue and cry for pure political reasons. He alleged the BJP corporators and workers misbehaved with officials and employees as was visible during the BJP demonstration at BMC office of zone number 13 a couple of days ago.
The Congress corporators also said the water supply was partially affected on some occasions due to power cuts. They said the BMC would implement many schemes to improve distribution network and filtration plants due to the Mayor’s efforts. Besides, the Narmada Scheme is also being implemented to ensure more water to the State capital, they added.
First Published: May 18, 2006 14:41 IST