Ujjain: The local unit of Congress party raised questions on spending public money generously over the Jan Ashirwad yatra’s preparations and also misuse of Government machinery.
Taking a dig at BJP government Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) vice president Rajendra Bharti and District Congress Committee (urban) acting president Azam Sheikh said, misuse of public fund for such electoral campaign like ‘Jan Ashirwad yatra, would not be acceptable and the party would oppose it.
The duo also alleged that government funds were being used freely for supplying meal packets to BJP workers, expensive hoardings and other preparations related with the yatra. Bharti also raised questions on placing big hoardings around rotaries across the city.
Leader of opposition demands mud free localities
Leader of opposition Rajendra Vashishtha said it was the matter of surprise that without inviting tenders 200 trolleys stone crunches and boulders had been unloaded in Nanakheda Stadium to make it free from mud caused by rainwater, where the proposed yatra is to be organised on Saturday, while on the other hand residents of over 40 localities in remote areas of the city are in trouble due to muddy pathways in localities which had demanded that Ujjain municipal corporation make their areas free from mud caused by monsoon rain as the school buses are not being able to enter the localities due to muddy path. He alleged the corporators of the areas had already informed the municipal commissioner of muddy roads in the areas. He also alleged that the government lavishly spending public money for one day public meet of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, while residents of Shankarpura, Panwasa, Kankad, Vidhyak Nagar and many slum areas are facing problem in such localities due to muddy pathways.