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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Congress men meet Ambala DC over MC delimitation panel

Tribune News Service
Ambala, August 10

Unhappy with the committee formed for the delimitation of the Ambala Municipal Corporation, the Congressmen led by Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) treasurer Rohit Jain met Deputy Commissioner Ashok Sharma and submitted a memorandum here on Monday.

Rohit said: "A committee comprising the DC, MC Commissioner and five other members has been formed for the delimitation process. Surprisingly, all five members belong to the BJP and no one has been nominated from the Congress or any other party."

"Even the brother of local MLA has been made a committee member. However, no former Mayor, president or elected cooperator has been made a member. It seems that the said committee has been formed to give undue benefit to the ruling BJP and deprive others," he added.

Jain said: "For the purpose of delimitation, a process has to be followed as prescribed under the rules. In that process an ad hoc body consisting of Local Bodies Director or his representative, DC, Mayor or his representative, Commissioner or his representative and five persons belonging to various groups of the sitting MC members or those of the dissolved municipality, are to be associated."

"The committee now formed lacks the mandatory requirement and as such the same is not legally sustainable. We have requested the DC to stop the delimitation process with immediate effect and constitute another committee fulfiling the mandatory requirements and the cooperators from dissolved MC affiliated with the Congress and other opposition parties should be included in the fresh panel, which will be in the interest of the general public and a fair play. The DC has told us that we can raise objections when they will invite it. If our demand is not met, we will raise it on every platform ," the Congress leader said.

from The Tribune

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