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Monday, 14 September 2020

Congress, AAP flay civic body

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 13

Chandigarh Congress president Pardeep Chhabra today came down heavily on the BJP-led MC over the decision to increase the water tariff.

Chhabra said city residents had already been bearing the brunt of huge increase in taxes and by increasing the water tariff by almost three times, the BJP-led MC had further burdened them.

He said BJP leaders, who had once promised 24-hour water supply, were now doing this to residents. He said people were losing jobs, their income had been hit and even businesses had been hit badly due to the Covid-19 pandemic and instead of giving some respite to the citizens, the BJP was trying to further burden them.

'Will aggravate problems'

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), under the leadership of state organisation secretary Vikram Singh Pundir, dug a well in Sector 52 in a protest against the Municipal Corporation (MC) for increasing the water tariff. The party is symbolically digging wells across the city to stage their protest. The protesters said people were already reeling under financial crisis due to the pandemic and the increase in water rates would aggravate their problems. Prem Garg, AAP Convenor, said the MC had neither worked on checking the leakage of water and nor recycling. — TNS



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