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Ujjain: Unjustified allocation of funds to mayor, speaker irk Congressmen

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Ujjain: Congress corporators led by leader of opposition, Rajendra Vashishtha have put forward a strong protest against the allotment of additional funds in the budget for the year 2017-18.

During a meeting with Ujjain Municipal Corporation commissioner, Ashish Singh, he complained that an amount of Rs 7.5 crore had been sanctioned to mayor Meena Jonwal and Rs 5 crore to speaker Sonu Gehlot, for different development works in the city. He argued that under the rules of the Madhya Pradesh Municipal Corporation Act, there was no provision for additional funds to be granted to the Mayor or Speaker. The development fund allotted to them should be on par with that allotted to corporators, he said. He demanded that the decision be revoked immediately and the additional amount should be equally distributed to all wards.

Congress corporators also said the current financial conditon of UMC was not very encouraging and thus such extravagance was not jusfiable. Corporators Maya Trivedi, Meena Tilkar, Tarabai Malviya, Rekha Gehlot, Pramila Meena, Hemlata Kuwal, Gulnaz Khan including others were present during the meeting.