Home        Biography      In News        Videos        Work as MP        MPLADS      City Beautiful      Downloads       Write to me

02 August, 2006

BJP opposes abolition of gram panchayats

Chandigarh Tribune
Chandigarh, August 1: The local unit of the BJP today opposed the move of the UT Administration to abolish the gram panchayats of various villages and to merge them with the Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh. The party demanded that these villages be developed as model villages instead of abandoning the basic units of rural development in the country.
Addressing mediapersons here today, Mr Satya Pal Jain, ex-MP and national convener of the legal and legislative business cell of the party, said that earlier 4 villages - Burail, Butrala, Badheri and Attawa - were merged into MC, Chandigarh, by the then Congress-led Central Government in 1996, but the experience of 10 years shows that neither these villages could become a real part of the city nor could they maintain their identity as villages.
Mr Satya Pal Jain blamed the Congress (I)-led Central Government of being anti-rural, anti-people and anti-poor. He said that though every leader of the Congress had been boasting of passing the Rural Employment Guarantee Bill, this Act has not been made applicable to the UT. This is a big discrimination and stepmotherly attitude of the Central Government with the people of this city. ...
...Mr Satya Pal Jain said that the rural wing of the BJP would be starting an agitation in all villages against the anti-rural, anti-people and anti-poor policies of the Congress from today. A delegation of panches, sarpanches and members of the zila parishad panchayat samiti and market committee will submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner on August 4 at 10 a.m. for sending it to the Prime Minister and Home Minister of India. ...
...Among others Mr Yash Pal Mahajan, president, BJP, Chandigarh, Mr Ramvir Bhatti, secretary BJP, Mr Mam Chand Rana, sarpanch, Maloya, Dr Tarsem Lal, sarpanch, Daddu Majra, Mr Gurdeep Singh Atwal, ex-sarpanch, Attawa, Mr Rajinder Singh and Mr Hukam Chand members, zila parishad, Chandigarh, Mr Bhajan Singh Maru, director, market committee, Chandigarh, were also present.