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Don?t bring encroachment removal plaints to me: Chouhan

EVEN AS the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is carrying out demolition drive, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today asked BJP workers not to come to him with complaint about any encroachment removal.

india Updated: Jun 05, 2006 14:44 IST

EVEN AS the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) is carrying out demolition drive, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today asked BJP workers not to come to him with complaint about any encroachment removal.

The caution to the BJP workers in the party’s cooperative cell’s training programme on Deen Dayal Parisar premises assumes significance in view of the Chief Minister’s directives to the mayors in the recent mayors’ conference here to carry on campaign for encroachment removal. 

Chouhan said he has identified three priority areas for now — checking power theft, removing encroachments and ensuring proper distribution of kerosene, food-grains and sugar at the fair price shops.

He said the encroachments on the drainage system and ponds in the cities had to be removed resolutely. On power pilferage, the CM lamented that 43 per cent transmission and distribution (T&D) loss was resulting in huge loss to the MPSEB.
Consequently, the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) recommended hike in the power tariff.

In his view, he said, if the power theft were checked effectively the tariff could be brought down by 25 per cent. He said the MPSEB vigilance cell should take effective measures to check power theft and take stern action against those who indulged in power theft.

They should not spare even those who were associated with political parties including the BJP if they were found involved in power theft.

Lashing out at the Congress for the ills plaguing the cooperative sector in the State, he said certain Congressmen exploited the sector for personal aggrandisement. Hence, the cooperative sector was undergoing a terrible phase in the State, he added.

He said the appointment in the cooperative bodies would be made after June 15. Chouhan said the Vaidyanathan Committee report on the cooperative sector would be implemented.

He said the BJP workers should not look out for a shortcut for making inroads in the sector. They should work on a long-term plan so that the cooperative sector run in the State on the pattern of that of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

State BJP president Satyanarayan Jatia also criticised the Congress for the problems the sector was facing. The BJP cooperative cell national in-charge Pyarelal Khandelwal and State unit president Bhanwar Singh Shekhawat underlined the need of more areas to be brought under the purview of cooperative movement and right hands giving a direction to the movement.

Those present on the occasion included State BJP organising general secretary Kaptan Singh Solanki, State BJP vice-president Gaurishankar Bisen, Cooperatives Minister Gopal Bhargava, Ajaypratap Singh, Kishansingh Bhatol, MLA Ramesh Saxena, Vijay Tiwari, Anant Mishra, Ratan Yadav and Ajay Tiwari.