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WITH AN eye on Chandigarh Municipal Corporation general elections, local Member of Parliament Kirron Kher and Mayor Arun Sood are busy inaugurating projects.
The civic polls are scheduled to be held in the third week of December and the model code of conduct will come into force from November 15.
On Sunday, the duo will inaugurate a total of six projects. Kher is scheduled to inaugurate community centre and a jogging track in green belt of Sector 46. Arun Sood will inaugurate as many as four green belts – Sector 38-D, Sector 38-B, green belt, Sector 37-B and Subash Nagar in Manimajra. On Monday, a day before model code of conduct, Sood will inaugurate as many as five projects, which include mechanised sweeping and car bazaar in Hallomajra.
Kher alone has inaugurated around 30 projects in the past two months. During an interaction with mediapersons on November 7, she had justified the inaugurations by saying “Everyone works hard before the exams.”
Two projects inaugurated on Saturday
A day after six projects were inaugurated and foundation stone of one project was laid by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, MP Kher continued with the spree by inaugurating two more projects on Saturday.
Kher, inaugurated a civil dispensary in Sector 49 and Community Centre in Sector 15. The civil dispensary in Sector 49 has been constructed over 1.25 acres at a cost of Rs 2.39 crore. The community centre in Sector 15 has been constructed in an area of 1.70 acres at a cost of Rs 2.69 crore.
Addressing the gathering, Kher lauded the efforts of Mayor Arun Sood and officers of MC for providing best infrastructure facilitate to the local residents.
The opposition has slammed the “inauguration spree.” In a joint statement Sandeep Bhardwaj, general secretary Chandigarh Congress and Satish Chandra Sharma Chairman, Vichar Vibhag Chandigarh Congress, flayed BJP leaders for going on a spree of inauguration of projects. They alleged that most of the projects which have been inaugurated were conceived by the Congress councillors for the benefit of residents.