Fatehgarh Sahib, March 12, 2018: The meeting of the Municipal Councilors of Sirhind-Fatehgarh Sahib to be held today was postponed for the 5th time in a row by the SDM Fatehgarh Sahib through a written letter on the pretext that the council president, who belongs to SAD(B) had not made police security arrangements as there is apprehension of law and order and he further directed the President to call the meeting in future only after making police arrangements.
Interestingly Kuljit Singh Nagra Congress MLA is also member of the house and Congress has 9 councilors, where as SAD(B) BJP have 11 councilors. The repeated postpones of meetings have converted the town into hell like situation as all the development works in town have come to stand still from last one year.
Council President Sher Singh, while talking to media persons said that it is strange that 9 Congress councilors have demanded security to attend the meeting, whereas it is always opposition parties, who need security. He said one can very much imagine, the condition of ruling party leaders and councilors.
He said that Congress MLA and councilors are hell went to dethrone him by hook or crook. He said in this year the meeting was fixed for 25th January, but during meeting Executive Officer sent a note that he was on leave and proceeding register is with him, so it should be postponed. He said next meeting was fixed for 29th January and EO again postponed it on pretext of security reasons. Again the meeting was fixed for 5th February, the EO issued the letter that as per SDM direction the code of conduct has been enforced, where as election dates were declared latter. He said now after elections 6 councilors gave in writing that one of the relative of Congress councilor have encroached on prime land in town, so meeting should be called. He said meeting was fixed for today and 11 members were present, but again he got a letter of SDM that he had not made security arrangements and further no meeting should be held without police security. He said since Capt. Govt. has taken over all the funds given by SAD(B) Govt. has been withdrawn and the development works and payments have been stopped on verbal orders of ruling party leaders though council have sufficient funds. He said the councilor in the meeting have passed the estimates for the development works for Rs.4 Crore and the tenders were floated, but these were got postponed due to political reasons, though council have the funds.
When contacted Congress councilors, who were sitting in council room confirmed that they have demanded security to attend meeting as in last meeting clash took place between them.