Darshan Karwal set to be Adampur MC chief

His choice for ‘tractor’ as symbol went well within the masses

Darshan Karwal set to be Adampur MC chief

Darshan S Karwal, winner, Ward No. 6.

Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, February 18

Set to be the president of new Adampur Municipal Council, Darshan Singh Karwal (55) is a prominent name in the area. He did not just win his own Ward No. 6, but also helped 12 others from his group sail through in the 13-member council.

A councillor for the third term, his younger brother Harjinder Singh Karwal, too, got re-elected from Ward No.8. He and his three brothers have remained councillors in the last House too, but they were in the Opposition. This time, the third brother did not contest the poll.

Though Karwal, formerly an Akali, had switched to Congress owing to his rift with sitting Akali MLA Pawan Tinu, he did not contest on the ‘hand’ symbol. Instead, he formed his own Independent group handpicking the most dedicated lot from the town. The buzz is that owing to his personal and consistent efforts, the Congress leadership did not have to make much effort here to overturn the previous Akali-led House. Planning it all very professionally and for the past over a year now, Karwal had launched his group’s own 15-point manifesto ahead of the poll. His choice for ‘tractor’ as symbol also went well within the masses. He reportedly even helped some financially weak candidates to run their campaign well.

About his further plans, he said: “My most ambitious project is to provide flats to 300 shelter-less families in the town. We already have earmarked land for the same and will get it implemented through PM Awas Yojana. We will also develop a Council’s own shopping complex in the town and do a few other fund-generating projects, so that we do not have to look up to the governments for funds.”

Some SAD leaders in the area are wary over Karwal’s elevation reason being he has been a close to ex-Akali MLA Sarabjit Makkar and that the latter’s interference in the area could rise post this political turn.

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