Congress corporators create ruckus in BMC meet

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 09 Jan 2019 12:06:02


Staff Reporter,

Congress corporators created ruckus in the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC)’s general council meeting over alleged Rs 200 crore diesel scam unearthed by former BMC Commissioner Chhavi Bhardwaj and could not be probed even after the transfer of three commissioners and issue of slaughter house.  The BMC’s first general council meet of the new year and also after formation of new Government held here on Saturday at the ISBT located BMC office. In the meet six proposals were passed including selling of shops at multi-level parking of New Market and plots at Rani Avanti Bai Transport Nagar.

As soon as the house proceeding started after reciting the national song, Vande Mataram, BJP Corporator Manphool Singh Meena sat on ground in front of chair of the BMC Chairman, Surjeet Singh Chouhan and demanded action as she was complaining that the officials do not listen to her. Despite many complaints regarding with her ward, the authorities didn’t pay heed to her even when she belongs to ruling party.

Before the beginning of question hour, Congress Corporator Amit Sharma lost his cool when he came to know that his question was removed from the general council meeting to which BMC Chairman Surjeet Singh Chouhan told the house of following the proper procedure to get his question placed in meet agenda. In the question hour, the three questions of Congress corporators-Raeesa Malik and Mubarika Daudee were answered by Mayor in Council (MiC) member Krishna Mohan Soni.

During the question hour in house, Congress members started creating troubles and demanded action in the scams which broke out in last few years. Congress Corporator from ward number 67 Girish Sharma, said that the BMC should probe into the tenders which were allotted by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after flouting rules in order to extend benefits to its blue eyed personnel from in and out of the BMC.

He also demanded action in allotment of tenders in cleanliness survey as there are NGOs involved in it.
On the other hand, the Congress corporators demanded action against the ones who are involved in allocating tenders of crores to their select contractors. Congress corporators also demanded action in the issues such as Transport Nagar where land was allotted to the developers for a campus but nothing happened.

Similarly, the other issues of garden section where contracts are awarded to only select contractors were also raised in the general council meeting.The issue of Additional Commissioner of BMC, M P Singh was raised by Leader of Opposition and senior Congress Corporator Mohammad Sagheer where he alleged that the officer is having charges of several important departments. He said that the officer should not be there and said that Mayor should clarify it. Mayor Alok Sharma while replying said that the posting of officers is subject to administration and appointment of these officers should not be questioned here, as there are other topics which are also important. He however, clarified the way Singh is serving in the council enumerating the rules.