Come clean on civic bodies: Congress tells state govt

The Congress on Friday asked the state government to clarify its stand on the four municipal corporations,which went to polls recently.

Written by Express News Service | Ludhiana | Published:July 21, 2012 2:30 am

The Congress on Friday asked the state government to clarify its stand on the four municipal corporations,which went to polls recently.

“The previous house has not been dissolved nor the new members administered oath. The Punjab Pradesh Congress committee (PPCC) is studying the matter and may challenge may challenge it in a legal forum,” AICC spokesperson and Ludhiana Member of Parliament Manish Tewari said in Ludhiana.

He added that house has not been reconstituted in the Ludhiana,Jalandhar,Amritsar and Patiala municipal corporations even more than one month after the elections. He said that people in the areas under these corporations were facing difficulties in getting their works done from the councillors.

Replying to a query on the defeat of Congress in the Assembly and Municipal Corporation polls,Tewari defended PPCC president Capt Amarinder Singh saying that the whole party should take the onus instead of pointing fingers at one person.

“The Akalis did not win,but we lost because of our tactical errors,” he said,while admitting that the party workers at present were a demoralised and ,“a complete mobilisation of the party was needed.”

Regarding the imposition of VAT on sugar and hike in power tariff he said,“This is only the trailer and the real movie is yet to be screened. The state is totally bankrupt and has no source to generate revenues other than impose punitive taxes,which will only break the back of the common man.”

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