Union Information and Broadcasting Minister and Ludhiana MP Manish Tewari held a series of meeting in villages as well as urban areas on Sunday.
One such meeting was at Vijayanand Diagnostic,where once again,Congress MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu was conspicuous by his absence. Even the area councillor,Narinder Shama who is a cousin of Ashu,was absent. However,the Congress rebel candidate Ravinder Syan
who had contested as an independent candidate against Narinder Sharma was present.
Ashu,when asked about his differences,said,It is a difference of ideas only. We have no personal grudges. He is a senior leader in the party.
Tewari,who has been active in the city these days,however,had stated that minor differences,if any,will be sorted out soon. So far he has failed to plug the differences with the Ludhiana North MLA and the Congress councillors in his constituency.
Also,the citys architects on Sunday met MP Manish Tewari and gave him a memorandum,demanding a separate ministry for architects for all infrastructure and construction professionals.
The delegation met under the banner of the Ludhiana Architects Association. During the meeting the architects pointed that they were not working independently under the Ministry of Architecture like the system was in Haryana in the past during the term of late CM Bansi Lal and is in other countries as well. The architects said they are working under the HRD Ministry since the Architects Act came into existence in 1972. We are not getting our desired due consideration under HRD Ministry, said architect Sanjay Goel.
The association also requested the MP to arrange the meeting of the state body of architects with the President of India who used to be the patron of the Indian
Institutes of Architects in Mumbai.
The architects stated that they were keen to give a blue print about modern India.