BMC General Council meeting witnesses ruckus

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Aug 2017 11:34:48


Staff Reporter,

The General Council meet of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC), which started after one hour from its scheduled time on Thursday morning, witnessed huge ruckus from Congress party as well as their BJP counterparts over huge bills of potable water and e-filing system. The other issues on which Congress corporators demonstrated included fountain construction near Boat Club in Upper Lake.

Prior to the beginning of meet, Jain community people staged a protest outside BMC office at ISBT against opening of state’s largest slaughter house near a temple in Bhopal’s Chhawani Adampur. The protestors handed over a memorandum to city Mayor Alok Sharma in this regard when he reached here to attend General Council meet.

On the other hand, BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma along with several religious organisations, villagers and hundreds of locals took out a huge rally from MVM College ground till Raj Bhavan, but as Governor O P Kohli was out of station, therefore a memorandum addressing the Governor was handed over to ADC to governor, Major G S Parihar. From here, the rally reached civic body office at ISBT and here also, they registered their protest. Later, taking a tough stand over huge objection over slaughter house inside as well as outside the BMC office, it was decided in the meet that slaughter house will not be opened at Adampur Chhawani.

Later, during the Question Hour, failing to get any clear answer, Congress corporators made gherao of BMC Chairman Surjeet Singh Chouhan. The council gave nod to proposals listed for the meeting amid protest of Congress corporators.

During the Question Hour, BJP Corporator from ward no-63 Dayawati Kantharia sat on floor in front of chair of Surjeet Singh Chouhan alleging that even after being Corporator from BJP, she is facing partiality from the civic body. The vehicle provided to her for visiting BMC office has been taken back whereas this facility continues for other corporators and MiC members. On the other hand, the civic body didn’t pay attention to the development works in her Govindpura ward. Later, on the assurance of MiC member Kewal Mishra that she would be given time separately by Chairman after Question Hour, she went to her seat.

Congress Corporator, Vatsyayana Jain, from ward no 23 raised question mark over providing work of laying pipelines under JNNURM to a defaulter company. Mubarika Dawoodi, (ward no 77) raised issue of toilets under Swachh Bharat Mission to which MiC member Mahesh Makwana replied that around 1,790 toilets were constructed for poor families. The proposals passed in the general council meet included sanctioning budget of Rs 25 crore for construction of Bharat Mata premise at Manuabhan Tekri, approval to Megnin company for multi-level parking for BMC’s under-construction shops and completed shops and lease renewal of land at Malviya Nagar for Oswal, Jain trust.