Southern Societies Against Chandigarh MC Poll: The Tribune India
Tribune press service
Chandigarh, October 3
Having lost all hope vis-à-vis the political parties, the residents’ associations of housing companies in the south have decided to stand for the next municipal elections to be held in December.
In a consequent move, the presidents and secretaries of housing societies spread across sectors 48 to 51 under the aegis of the Voice of Housing Societies (VOHS), at a meeting held today, decided to present independent candidates. two quarters. These companies fall under these two districts. At present, the leaders of the BJP, who live in other areas, are advisers to these two neighborhoods.
“It was the general impression among the gathering that the elected representatives of the region failed miserably to protect the interests of the inhabitants of the society. The conduct of these politicians has been criticized by all. It was a general consensus among people that we are fed up with political parties, which only look after their own interests. We have completely lost all confidence in the parties or their representatives. Therefore, it was decided that the VOHS would present its own candidate from our neighborhoods to the MC elections, ”said MN Shukla, head of VOHS.
There are approximately 108-110 companies in these sectors. The VOHS had invited the president of the city’s BJP, Arun Sood, and two regional advisers for today’s meeting. However, the idea was dropped due to widespread resentment among the people. “The trio were informed last night because we don’t want any more insurance. We want the job done now, ”said Shukla.
Their main problems include the imposition of a stamp duty for acts of subletting / sub-transfer, the non-issuance of the certificate of completion even after two decades of existence of the companies, an undeserved increase that is justified. / excessive, including unreasonable GST, excessive water tariff, waste collection rates, internal maintenance of common services by UT Administration and conversion of rental apartments to full ownership .
The VOHS has raised these demands for the past two years, but to no avail. Members of these companies, who were demonstrating in front of MP Kirron Kher’s residence in Sector 7 against these pending requests, were even arrested by the police in September 2019.
At present, Davesh Moudgil and Heera Negi of BJP come from these services.
Councilor Moudgil, in the neighborhood of which Sector 48 falls, said: “I put this sector on an equal footing with the northern sectors in terms of development. Several works, including the opening of a model school, an 11-bed hospital, an open-air theater, a theme park, a street food market and various internal developments, have been made here. In a democratic system, we cannot prevent anyone from running for office. I did all I could.