RMC carries out anti-encroachment drive amidst protest

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2018 11:34:28

Staff Reporter,


Feb 3,

“Master Plan was thrown out of the window as the Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC) reduced many homes, which also include some registered ones, to rubbles,” alleged Mayor Pramod Dubey.RMC anti-encroachment squad turned its demolition machines on some allegedly unauthorised homes at Gudhiyari on early Saturday. But, soon a protest broke out against the demolition work began; locals started protesting along with Congress Corporator Shrikumar Menon. Police had to take the agitators into custody so as the demolition could continue.

Supporting his councillor, Mayor Pramod Dubey released a statement alleging the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of undue meddling in the affairs of RMC. The officers are acting as agents of the BJP Minister, who is also the local MLA. The Master Plan of Gudhiyari road was changed 5 times. The Collector had also stated that only one side of the road from Petrol Pump to Honda Showroom will be razed and asked for the cancellation of lease. But, Minister Rajesh Munat allegedly misused his authority. MIC members Anwar Hussain, Jasbir Dhillon, Nagbhusan Rao, Shrikumar Menon, Satnam Singh Panag, Sameer Akhtar, Nisha Yadav, Ejaz Dhebar and Radheshyam Vibhar have accused RMC officers of working as Mandal presidents of the BJP and abusing the authority, which has set a wrong precedent.

These officers get cold feet when it comes to act on the unauthorized structures of the BJP leaders. Now, they are going to expose how the BJP Ministers use their party workers to occupy the lands and then give certificates.