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BJP government in the Rajasthan infuses a new energy in party's councillors

Thursday, 19 December 2013 - 2:36pm IST | Place: Jaipur | Agency: DNA
'Side-lined' during Congress rule, saffron party's councillors become active again.

The BJP rule in state has infused a new energy in party councillors at Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) who were ‘sidelined’ by the Congress mayor Jyoti Khandelwal.

Party councillors, led by deputy mayor and BJP leader Manish Pareek, inspected circles and crossings of the city on Wednesday.

They also took along garden commissioner Badri Prasad Sharma.

The deputy mayor noticed improper gardening and defaced boundary walls at Chomu Circle, Sahkar Circle, Maharani College Circle and Hawa Sadak Circle.

He directed Sharma to repair and repaint the railings of the circles immediately.

A week’s time has been given to the officials for beautifying the circles.

A day before, chief minister Vasundhara Raje had asked Pareek and other councillors to beautify the circles.

During the inspection, the BJP councillors were quite enthusiastic. For the first time in last four years, directions of BJP leaders were being noted down in the official diary.

So far, the JMC officials, under Congress mayor Khandelwal, were helpless and didn’t entertain the requests of BJP councillors.

With the formation of BJP government, the ‘bureaucratic equations’ have changed too. Now the officials are more interested in listening to saffron party councillors, and not Congress.

The deputy mayor blames only mayor for sidelining BJP councillors in four-year tenure of current JMC board.

“The mayor stopped officials from listening to us on development issues. She was the primary hurdle. Now officials are working with us for the city’s development,” said he.

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