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Thursday, 5 November 2020

MC receives 41 objections to delimitation of wards in Mohali

Tribune News Service

Mohali, November 4

As many as 41 objections have been received by the Municipal Corporation (MC) over redrawn boundaries of wards in the city.

The MC will forward objections to the Local Bodies Department for issuing final notification of wards. The objections were invited by the board set up for the delimitation of wards. Sunday was the last date for filing objections.

The Local Bodies Department released a map of redrawn boundaries of wards under the MC's jurisdiction on October 27, which was displayed at the civic body office for the public to invite objections.

Former Deputy Mayor Manjit Singh Sethi said they had filed objections as teams allegedly did not conduct proper survey in the city. "A case has been filed in the court in this regard, which will come up for hearing on Monday. We are eagerly awaiting the court's order," he added.

"Boundaries of all wards represented by SAD and BJP councillors have been tampered with," he alleged.

Former Congress councilor Kuljit Singh Bedi said they were satisfied with the mapping of wards. It would be forwarded to the Local Bodies Department by the MC, he added.

The Ward No. 23 councillor, SS Dhanoa, said, "There is inconsistency in the ward mapping as seats have been reserved for women in two to three adjoining wards. Similarly, seats for male candidates have been reserved in five to six adjoining wards."

"Objections have been raised in this regard by various candidates interested in contesting elections," he added.

Some SAD councillors said they were now waiting for the decision of the Punjab and High Court, which had issued notification to the state government to file its reply by January 6 on the petition filed by them.

Without revealing the number of objections Municipal Corporation Commissioner Kamal Kumar Garg said, "Objections received will be compiled by the MC on Monday."



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