Indore: Wrong mayor’s election to hit city’s development, says CM

The CM noted that Indore has elected the past four mayors from the BJP.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 12:31 AM IST
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Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses a gathering at BCC on Tuesday. | ANANDSHIVRE

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said here on Tuesday that Indore should ensure that it does not elect any candidate other than BJP mayoral candidate Pushyamitra Bhargav, or else the city’s development pace will be hit due to a lack of coordination between the government and the mayor.

“It’s a BJP-led government in the state. So, if Bhargav is elected, there won’t be any difficulty in coordination between him and the government. If some other candidate is elected, the government will choose one side and he another. This will lead to disruption in the city’s development,” he said while addressing prominent persons of the city at BCC on Tuesday.

The CM noted that Indore has elected the past four mayors from the BJP. Barring the tenure of Kailash Vijayvargiya, it was a government of the BJP in the state and the party’s mayor in Indore so the city’s development got speeded up and it became number one in many fields, including cleanliness and water-plus. Vijayvargiya did not get support from the Digvijaya Singh government, but he was smart, so he got development done through public participation.

CM’s announcements for city

The CM said Indore would see a Metro train moving in 2023 no matter what. ‘We’ll complete at least one phase of the project so that the Metro train can run,’ he said. The CM also stated that Indore would be the first city in the country to have a cable car. Initially, we will start a cable car from the airport to five locations. He also stated that Indore would be converted into a beggar-free city. ‘A huge mandi, which will accommodate vegetables, crops and other mandis, will be set up on 500 acres of land,’ he said.

He also announced plans to construct 11 flyovers, a start-up park on the Super Corridor, Deen Dayal Rasoi Centres where meals will be provided for Rs 10, Devi Ahilya Memorial Park on old RTO land, 50 Ahilya gardens, one lakh houses for the poor and so on

MP’s sex ratio has improved

Chouhan said the state’s sex ratio had improved and reached 970 females against 1,000 males. ‘Last year, the sex ratio was 956 females against 1,000 males. Before that, it was below 950 females against 1,000 males,’ he said. The CM attributed improvement in the gender ratio to the Ladli Laxmi Yojana of his government. Chouhan also stated that the state’s contribution to the country’s GDP had reached 4.6 per cent.

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