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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

Delimitation map on display at Mohali Municipal Corporation hall

Tribune News Service

Mohali, October 27

The Local Bodies Department has released a map of redrawn boundaries of the Mohali Municipal Corporation wards and it has become a source of varied opinions ahead of the upcoming elections.

The map has been displayed at the conference hall of the MC for public viewing for one week.

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Manjit Singh Sethi, former Deputy Mayor

The delimitation board has members who are relatives of those in power. A former councillor who will himself stand in this year's elections is a member of the board. I will submit my objections regarding the redrawing of boundaries of my ward. If need be, I will go to court.

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Onlookers, however, say it has not been displayed and just a flex drawing has been kept on the table. ''Displaying, at least, means hanging it properly against a wall. The map has been kept on a conference table. What if somebody comes and tears it? It can get torn accidentally also,'' said a political activist.

Officials expressed helplessness by saying that it was not possible to display it on a wall as there was no space for it in the conference hall.

On the first day of public display, three suggestions/objections were registered

MC Commissioner Kamal Kumar Garg said, "The public can give suggestions/objections regarding the delimitation of wards in writing till Sunday (5 pm). Three objections were registered on Monday. All of them would be considered in the next meeting of the delimitation board."

Sitting councillors and ticket aspirants from various parties have been streaming the office and taking a look at their battlefield. "There have been too many changes in the existing wards," noted a sitting councillor.

Former SAD councillors Paramjit Singh Kahlon, Kamaljit Singh Ruby and RP Sharma alleged that all wards where SAD and BJP councillors were in power had been "tampered with".

Former Congress councillor Amrik Singh Gill said the map should have details of phases and sectors.



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