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BJP mayor, 22 corporators may face probe after MP’s complaint

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath sought a high-level inquiry into alleged financial irregularities of Gorakhpur municipal corporation.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: June 22, 2014 2:05 am
Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath sounds out divisional commissioner. (Source: Express photos) Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath sounds out divisional commissioner. (Source: Express photos)

BJP’s Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath has sought a high-level inquiry into alleged financial irregularities of Gorakhpur municipal corporation, putting the mayor and 22 corporators of his own party under the scanner.

Adityanath has written to Gorakhpur divisional commissioner, asking him to form a high-level committee for inquiry and get FIRs registered against those found guilty of irregularities.

The MP has alleged that funds meant for cleaning of drains and fogging of the city were siphoned off as no work can be seen on the ground. He added the municipal corporation workers were not clearing the garbage dumped on city roads.

In his letter, Adityanath has alleged that only 400 of 2000 workers execute their duties while rest never go to field.

Asked if the BJP mayor and corporators will come in the ambit of the inquiry, Yogi said, “Whoever is responsible for these irregularities should face action,” Yogi said.

BJP leader and Gorakhpur mayor Satya Pandey admitted that municipal staff were lax.

When asked that the BJP MP has demanded an inquiry that would also bring her under its ambit, she said, “I cannot comment and the MP can speak on this matter as he has made the complaint. I also support the inquiry.”

Satya said she herself has written to the Chief Minister, Urban Development Minister and Chief Secretary to order an inquiry into the ongoing affairs of municipal corporations.

On Adityanath’s allegations of dirty drains and roads, Satya said the cleaning has not met the expectations. “Encroachment of drains are a major hurdle in the cleaning work but Gorakhpur Development Authority (GDA) takes no steps to remove these encroachments,” she said.

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