A fortnight after the councillors of his party held a protest against the officers of the Municipal Corporation for work not getting done in their wards, Mayor H C Kalyan held a conference on Thursday to highlight the achievements of the MC in the last six months since he took over charge.
Congress councillors a few days back had held protests and locked the Chief Engineer Mukesh Anand in his room. Following the ruckus, the BJP councillors took over the Mayor’s chair and held the meeting of the General House which was scheduled the same day.
Kalyan, during the conference on Thursday said that during two months of his tenure code of conduct was imposed due to Lok Sabha elections. “Still we have been able to undertake a lot of work. I am very happy with the officers for the work they have done,” he said.
The Chief Engineer highlighted that they have re-carpeted 116 kilometres of road this year. He also emphasised on the other works that have started during the last few months. Since no new projects have been initiated, the focus was on the ongoing projects.
The councillors of the Mayor’s party, however negated notions of work having been done. Congress councillor Satish Kainth who was among those who protested says, “It is after we held a protest that officers started working.
However in the last six-seven months no work has been undertaken. Also earlier, due to the code of conduct there was no work taking place. The meetings that were held were a waste.”
Deputy Mayor Davesh Moudgil who is from the BJP said that instead of being the Mayor of the city, he is playing politics. “The Mayor met me twice today and still did not invite me to the conference. The Mayor should rise above party politics and then work.
Of the last six months, for three months the process of elections was on. In the remaining no work has been done,” said Moudgil.