MC com­mis­sioner to take up mat­ter with higher au­thor­i­ties

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - PUNJAB - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

We are leg­is­la­tors and we are given the power to leg­is­late poli­cies. Rinku should have tabled the re­quest for zon­ing out the area in the MC House. PAR­GAT SINGH, MLA, Ja­land­har can­ton­ment

JA­LAND­HAR: Mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Diprava Lakra on Satur­day said he will take up the mat­ter, con­cern­ing MLA Sushil Ku­mar Rinku’s al­ter­ca­tion with the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion (MC) team and MC joint com­mis­sioner Aashika Jain, with se­nior au­thor­i­ties.

Ja­land­har west MLA Sushil Ku­mar Rinku on Fri­day had threat­ened IAS of­fi­cer Aashika Jain when she was lead­ing a de­mo­li­tion drive at Basti Dan­ish­manda against the il­le­gal con­struc­tion in the area.

The MLA, along with the res­i­dents, had op­posed the move and ex­changed heated ar­gu­ments with the of­fi­cial.

“We will take up the mat­ter with se­nior au­thor­i­ties on Mon­day,” said Diprava Lakra.

The in­ci­dent also met with crit­i­cism from pub­lic when a video of the MLA ar­gu­ing with the MC joint com­mis­sioner sur­faced on the so­cial me­dia.

The MLA was seen threat­en­ing the joint com­mis­sioner, “Aap ladies hai, aapki ja­gah koi gents hota toh phir mein batata ki kaise mein be­have karta hun (You are a woman, had it been a man, I would have shown how i be­have).”

He fur­ther said, “Kanoon yaha par logo ka chalega, aapka kanoon nahi chalega (Pub­lic will dic­tate the rules, your rules will not work here).”

“Lo­cal bod­ies min­is­ter Navjot Singh Sidhu should see the prob­lems be­ing faced by the pub­lic. Though he comes here, meets the of­fi­cials and peo­ple, still there has been no so­lu­tion. Cor­rup­tion con­tin­ues in the mu­nic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion of­fice. It's our re­spon­si­bil­ity to fa­cil­i­tate peo­ple,” MLA Rinku had added.

Can­ton­ment MLA Par­gat Singh also ex­pressed his dis­ap­point­ment over the event and said they are leg­is­la­tors and Rinku could have per­son­ally re­quested the joint com­mis­sioner to con­duct the de­mo­li­tion drive af­ter a day or two.

“We are leg­is­la­tors and we are given the power to leg­is­late poli­cies. Rinku should have tabled the re­quest for zon­ing out the area in the MC House,” he said.

MLA Sushil Ku­mar Rinku

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