Cong leaders praise officials; BJP leaders pull them

Ujjain : The purpose of ‘Peace Committee’ looked fulfilled in ‘true’ sense during its meeting at Avantika Sabhagrih, here on Tuesday evening. On one side, the Congress leaders highly appreciated the administrative and police arrangements made for the successful passing out of the royal procession of Lord Mahakal. On the other hand, BJP leaders including its prominent peoples’ representatives did not hesitate to highlight the shortcomings of the entire administation to deal with the public grievances and their sentiments, as well. Moreover, one prominent representative each of the Bohra and Muslim community raised the issue of ill-treatment met with the cows and praying collectively for good rainfall.

The peace committee meeting was convened to take on record various preparations in view of ensuing Ganeshotsava, Phooldol procession, Anant Chaturdashi procession, etc. Such meetings are organised every year and they witnessed tense moments earlier. But, Tuesday’s meeting was different from previous meetings. Probably, the reason was smooth conduct of the Lord Mahakal’s royal procession taken out on Monday. The working style of new collector Kavindra Kiyawat was also probably another reason, which prompted most of the members to attend the meeting, as othewise many of them used to abstain from the meetings. For the first time, the proceedings lasted for about 90 minutes.

Congress leaders like former MLA Rajendra Bharati, former MP Satya Narayan Pawar openly praised the administration for smooth passage of the royal procession and also their efforts to tackle the anti-social with heavy hands. BJP leader Roop Pamnani expressed annoyance over the non-execution of their suggestions. Party leader Prakash Chittoda lashed out at the Ujjain Municipal Corporation officials for their irresponsible attitude towards the dilapidated roads. Social worker Bakir Ali Rangwala raised the issue of sever, stray dog and stary cattle problems. Similar were the submissions of social worker Sudhir Goyal, who also said that the availability of public toilets was at its worst situation. MP Chintamani Malviya asked the officials not to show their power of office or muscles during the Ganeshotsava. He also took objection on SP Anurag Kumar’s point that he would strictly disallow erecting stages on roads during Ganeshotsava. Tarana MLA Anil Firoziya indulged in verbal duel with the collector over the issue of plying buses to rural areas from Nanakheda bus stand and those of urban areas from Dewasgate bus stand. Members Surendra Chaturvedi, Amritlal Amrit, Rajni Kotwani, Sunita Bagadiya, Banne Miyan Nagori, Virendra Kale, Shakti Singh Chaudhari, Mukesh Laddha, Soni Mehar, Madanlal Lalawat and Shyam Bansal also spoke. On Bhayyu Bhai’s suggestion, the members also prayed to god for good rainfall.

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