Congress members of Jaipur Zila Parishad create ruckus at meeting over seating arrangements



JAIPUR: Congress members of Jaipur Zila Parishad on Wednesday created a ruckus over seating arrangements at the first general body meeting of the parishad, Zila Pramukh Rama Devi said.

Mohan Dagar, who became the up-Zila Pramukh on Congress symbol, raised an objection when his chair was not placed next to the Zila Pramukh on the stage.

Furious over the seating arrangement, he and other Congress members boycotted the meeting, following which heated arguments broke out between Congress and BJP members in the presence of Jaipur collector Antar Singh Nehra and Zila Parishad CEO Pooja Kumari Parth.

In the middle of the ruckus, a proposal regarding construction of roads was passed in the meeting.

Congress rebel Rama Devi had won the Jaipur Zila Pramukh seat as a BJP candidate by defeating her rival by just one vote due to cross-voting in elections earlier this month.

“The Zila Pramukh and the district administration have broken the tradition and therefore I opposed,” Dagar told reporters.

On the other hand, the Zila Pramukh alleged that the Congress members deliberately created a ruckus because they did not want the meeting to be held in a peaceful manner.

“What he has done was intentional. He came late in the meeting and created ruckus unnecessarily,” she said.

Congress wins 6 of 10 ZP seats in Lahaul


Mandi, October 4

In a jolt to the ruling BJP in Lahaul and Spiti, the Congress-supported candidates bagged six out of 10 seats of Zila Parishad members in the Panchayati Raj Institutions elections, the results which were declared today.

However, out of the total 15 seats of Panchayat Samiti member, the BJP supported-candidates won seven, while the Congress-supported candidates bagged five. Three seats were won by independent candidates.

DC Neeraj Kumar declared the results. — TNS

Helpline for government works in Kullu


Kullu, September 30

Kullu Zila Parishad chairman Pankaj Parmar has said a helpline number (9805115515) will be launched on October 2 so that people do not have to undertake multiple visits to government offices for work.

Parmar said the trial of the helpline at Anni was successful. People could call on the number for any matter and could also get their complaints registered. Volunteers based at the Kullu office would register these. He said the works would be accomplished in collaboration with government officials.

People would not have to visit government offices time and again and the Zila Parishad would assist them in resolving their issues. The main objective of the helpline was that the masses got all facilities on their doorsteps, the ZP chairman maintained.

Parmar said seminars would also be organised for students and discussions would be held with academicians. Students would be prepared for competitive examinations and stress would be laid on their personality development. He said the health of people had been affected due to Covid. So, a 90-day fitness challenge on the theme ‘Fit me, fit you, fit Himachal’ would be launched on October 1. — OC