Shimla MC to function based on consensus between parties: CPI(M)


Himachal Pradesh State Committee of CPI(M) announced that Mayor and Deputy Mayor would attempt to develop a consensus in order to run the Shimla Municipal Corporation in a smooth manner and adopt a common approach to providing services to the citizens of the town.

After getting two top posts and three councilor positions in 25 member Shimla MC, party state secretary Mr. Rakesh Singh termed the election results as a victory of the people” and the party as custodian of this victory. He said that the Mayor Sanjay Chauhan and Deputy Mayor Tekinder Singh Panwar having good rapport with the cross section of people would work in tandem with the elected members of the BJP and Congress party who enjoy majority in the house after developing consensus in order to run the corporation in a smooth manner.

Congratulating the voters, Mr Singh said that being the custodian of this victory the party would make the best efforts and attempts to safeguard the interests and aspirations of the people and to deliver the goods at the door step of the people for which it would decentralize the approach and functioning of the corporation. He said that party would work to implement the 74th amendment for devolution of power to M.C. Shimla in which state government was entitled to appoint Commissioner of M.C. and have very limited intervention in the departments which work on the direction of state government. Mr. Singh said, ” It would attempt to make the services of the corporation reach the common man and the main direction would be to serve the people in the most sincere manner”.

After becoming the new Mayor of town, Mr. Sanjay Chauhan said that the party would try to organize ward level meetings with the public to address their concerns every third month. He also said that the party manifesto will be implemented in the town without any confrontation with the BJP and Congress councilors as both parties had presented their manifesto having common issues in line with that of CPI(M). He added that though CPI(M) has been handed over a bankrupt M.C. having resource crunch, we would try to rationalize the MC budget by cutting useless expenditure and plugging down 30 percent water losses in the town to bring relief to the people.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor and house members are likely to take the oath of office on June 4, 2012. Mr. Singh said, “Soon after taking oath for the office of Mayor and Deputy Mayor a meeting will be held with Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal to discuss the burning issues which require urgent solution along with the entire member of house”.

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