The Haryana Congress has levelled allegations of misconduct within the structure of an advert hoc committee for the delimitation (wardbandi) of wards within the Ambala metropolis municipal company, following which a get together delegation led by treasurer Rohit Jain met deputy commissioner Ashok Kumar Sharma on Monday.
Sharma, who has been accused of favouring the BJP in organising the committee, which allegedly didn’t give due illustration to the Congress and different opposition events, has refuted the costs.
All guidelines have been adopted, he has stated.
Handing over a memorandum to the DC at his workplace, the Congress members requested him to cease the delimitation course of and arrange one other panel following necessary protocols with different get together members of the dissolved MC.
Haryana Congress treasurer Rohit Jain (in cap) assembly DC Ashok Kumar Sharma (excessive proper) in his workplace.
‘5 members out of 4 in panel have hyperlinks to BJP’
Rohit Jain, who can be the Ambala Bar president, stated, “The foundations say that the committee has to comprise 5 members belonging to varied pursuits/teams out of the sitting members of the company or out of the members of the dissolved municipality. However the current committee is illegitimate as out of 5 members, 4 have hyperlinks to the BJP and one has been a nominated corporator. This occurred regardless of Congress being in majority within the final municipal physique that was dissolved in 2018. Apparently, just one out of these included because the members is a corporator of the final physique (2013-18) and most others don’t have any hyperlink to the MC, which can be towards the foundations.”
Jain alleged that the goal of the present committee was to deprive the sturdy potential candidates of Congress and different opposition events a proper to contest within the upcoming MC elections and to divide the pre-existing wards in such a fashion as to present an edge to the potential candidates of the BJP.
Commenting on the matter, Haryana Congress president and ex-MP from Ambala, Kumari Selja, who has additionally emailed a letter to the DC, stated “This can be a clear case of bias in direction of the ruling get together… no illustration has been given to any opposition get together, together with the Congress. All of the members within the committee are from the BJP and this might have occurred solely on the behest of the federal government.”
‘Guidelines have been adopted’
In his defence, Sharma, nonetheless, stated all guidelines had been adopted and “illustration has been given to each group.”
In keeping with the names forwarded by the MC, “now we have given correct illustration to each group within the committee. We’ve to incorporate a consultant from girls, reserved castes and others, and this was executed. The method is within the draft stage, even when there may be any objection from anybody, 10 days might be given to file it,” Sharma added.
On being requested in regards to the political hyperlinks of the members, he stated, “We’ve no points with any get together and whereas constituting the committee we don’t test which get together the member is from.”