STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: General House Meeting (GHM) of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) on Wednesday witnessed uproar over inordinate delay of about six months in conducting the aforesaid meeting. Rajni Bala, Congress Corporator from Ward No 60, speaking in the House Meeting, alleged that she received the intimation of General House Meeting after passing of the last date of submitting the questions and resolutions viz July 8. After raising this issue, dozens of Congress and Independent Corporators endorsed her stand and came in the Well, raising slogans against working of Jammu Municipal Corporation. Due to the commotion, the Mayor adjourned the House. Rajni Bala asserted “It is really surprising that meeting notices have not been served to most of the Corporators. She said that the GHM should be of longer duration viz two- three days so that issues of common man can be discussed and resolved. The protesting Corporators expressed dismay over the fact that common man had high hopes from the elections to Urban Local Bodies held after 13 years in October 2018 but the same have been dashed due to the functioning of BJP-dominated JMC. “After the elections, people hoped that a huge amount of funds, blocked by the Central government for years, will be released and development works will see the light of the day but that did not happen. The common man is bamboozled and is questioning about the reasons behind JMC’s indifference towards the masses,” Corporator Gourav Chopra said. “We want to convey to the residents that the government is not fulfilling its promise of empowering the ULBs in J&K, especially the JMC,” a Congress Councillor said. They asserted that they are not able to face the public due to callous attitude of the Corporation. “Development works are standstill due to lack of funds, there is acute shortage of Safaikaramcharis, street lights are defunct, lanes and drains are in shambles. Despite all this, those sitting at helm are unconcerned,” they said. “We are the public representatives and we are answerable to people but due to non-cooperation of JMC, the people are suffering”, they rued.
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