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BJP members walk out of DPC meeting

NEARLY A dozen BJP members of the district planning committee (DPC) today walked out of the DPC meeting, accusing the district officials of ignoring even the in-charge minister?s directives.

india Updated: Feb 01, 2006 13:35 IST

NEARLY A dozen BJP members of the district planning committee (DPC) today walked out of the DPC meeting, accusing the district officials of ignoring even the in-charge minister’s directives.

During discussion on issues including parking problem and allotment of mines, the BJP members led by Bhopal Development Authority (BDA) chairman Dhruvnarayan Singh and Rameshwar Sharma walked out of the meeting.

Sharma alleged that the directives of minister in-charge Raghavji Bhai are not being followed by the district administration. The members left the meeting hall saying that they would talk separately to the minister in-charge.

Earlier, the members charged the officials with furnishing wrong information to the questions asked by the corporators. A corporator Kewal Mishra had asked about allotment of mines in Badwai. The BJP members alleged that an inquiry report had found that allotment was not according to rules whereas the officials were claiming that there was no irregularity in the allotment.

Similarly, the members including Dhruvnarayan Singh and Anil Agrawal raised the issue of parking problem in the City. The members said that basements of the complexes are being used for commercial purpose instead as parking lots. Agrawal specifically named the basement of Rang Mahal Tower. He also raised the issue of parking on road in front of TT Nagar police station.

Rameshwar Sharma alleged that several illegal constructions in the shape of duplex are being carried out on both sides of VIP Road right under the nose of authority.

Sharma was not convinced by the answers given by the district Collector, who said that the officials are inquiring into the matter. However, the BJP members later on said that they have not boycotted the meeting but walked out only to meet the minister in-charge separately. Therefore, the agenda could no be discussed in the meeting.

Later, the members met Raghavji at his residence. They included Dhruvnarayan Singh, Rameshwar Sharma and several corporators.

They registered complaints against officials. It is learnt that the minister assured the delegation that he would order inquiry, if the officials furnished wrong information during the meeting. It is also learnt that these leaders have complained that works are being done at the behest of Congress leaders. The minister assured that he would meet to the members informally before the future DPC meetings.