Ujjain : Congress mayoral candidate Kavita Gome, a dentist by profession, addressed a press conference at the Press Club on Friday to present her wager in the municipal elections, which will be held on August 12.
Dr Gome put forward her vision and revealed herkey agendas to develop and rejuvenate the ailing city. She also faced tough time answering questions of the media-persons relating to her political career and her experience of the public administration, to which she was left red-faced and the senior party leaders had to jump in and assist her. Revealing her visions she said, her first priority is to organise the Simhastha Fair-2016 in a grand and successful priority. The main priority of the Simhastha is the hospitality of the guests (pilgrims and tourists), who will come to city to witness the congregation. She said if the pilgrims leave the city happily, the task is achieved and if she comes to the post, she will make sure of it. Further, she said the drainage system of the city is dilapidated and the existing board of BJP failed utterly to work on it, despite being aware of the situation, her win will make sure the change in the drainage system.
Dr Gome said the pensions to the destitute and elderly are not being released in time and these needy of the Holy City are forced to live in poor conditions, this will also be taken care of. She said a 24X7 helpline center will set up in Ujjain Municipal Corporation (UMC), where citizens will be able to register their pleas. She said, “Being a doctor I understand the pain one person suffers in ailment and I will be available 24 hours to hear the pleas of the residents.” She said, various kinds of taxes and levy of the UMC such as property tax will be lessened, using the system. The tax collection will be expedited, which is in shadowy conditions presently. When asked to rate the present BJP board in the UMC, she said, “I would like to give them negative marks on a scale of one to ten, how BJP candidate Meena Jonwal could rate 10 marks to her board, the public is crying in pain, whole Ujjain North area is facing problem of water logging, drinking water scarcity, electricity problems, such performance reveals their truth.”
The Congress mayoral candidate also drew flak from the media persons on her statement over the Essel distribution company, when she said; the company will be ousted, once she comes to the post. However, immediately after the counter of media on lack of her administration knowledge, she said a protest will be raised with the State government as the company has proven nothing good for the citizens. Other than this, she passed the buck and remained mum on question of JNNURM funds of Rs 1600 crore brought to the city by Congress former Member of Parliament Premchand Guddu, which was not utilised and most of it was lapsed. City Congress Committee president Anant Narayan Meena and Zila Panchayat president Mahesh Parmar were also present during the press conference.