‘Highhandedness’

Rohtak ZP chief, members protest as officers ‘fail to act’

Rohtak ZP chief, members protest as officers ‘fail to act’

Zila Parishad chairman Satish Bhalauth and other members during a dharna in Rohtak on Monday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Rohtak, September 14

Rohtak Zila Parishad (ZP) members, led by ZP chairman Satish Bhalauth, began an indefinite dharna at the parishad office here today to register their protest against the “highhandedness” of government officers.

“We have been writing to the officials concerned about various issues of public interest, but to no avail. I, along with 10 ZP members, had submitted a memorandum enlisting certain pertinent issues to the district authorities. But no action has been taken so far. So, we were left with no option but to launch a protest,” Bhalauth said.

Bhalauth, who owes allegiance to the ruling BJP, had staged a dharna at his native village recently to draw attention of the authorities concerned to the inordinate delay in the construction of a stretch of Rohtak-Sonepat road passing through Bhalauth village in Rohtak district.

The issues mentioned in the memorandum include perennial waterlogging in agricultural fields during monsoon, pasting of lists of doctors’ phone numbers and medicines available at PHCs, CHCs and veterinary hospitals, pasting of fee details and list of students admitted under Rule 134-A at schools, recovery of the due charges from operators for mobile towers installed in villages and details of actions taken for the prevention and control of Covid-19 in the district.

“We are constantly ignored and kept in the dark. The officials concerned neither take concrete action despite our requests and reminders, nor bother to furnish the information sought by us. If the people’s representatives are treated in such a manner, the plight of the common people can be well understood,” Bhalauth said.

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