Cong demands Lokpal in AMC

Ahmedabad: The opposition party of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), on Wednesday, demanded the appointment of a Lokpal in the civic body.

While addressing the media, the leader of opposition Dinesh Sharma said, “The BJP has wasted crores of funds due to mismanagement. We demand that a Lokpal be appointed to investigate corruption-related issues in the civic body.”

Talking about the budget for the next fiscal year, Sharma said, “The budget presented by the ruling party declared allocation of Rs5457 crore for capital expenditure. They have proposed flyovers, foot overbridges, smart signals and parking lots, to ease the traffic burden on roads but, parking buildings remain empty. The budget is far away from reality.”

He further added, “Most announcements made in previous budgets have either not been completed or have been shelved.

The budget is directionless and there is no provision for primary issues related to the civic body.”

MLA and councillor Imran Khedawala said, “There is no plan for the perennial issue of drainage in the walled city, and the ruling party has no concrete plan to solve it.”