Phagwara civic body elections postponed

Were scheduled to take place before May 31

Phagwara civic body elections postponed

Ashok Kaura

Phagwara, April 30

The surge in the Covid-19 cases have badly affected daily life of a common man and now the proposed elections of the Phagwara Municipal Corporation scheduled to be held before May 31 have been postponed.

A notification in this regard has been issued by Ajay Kumar Sinha, Principal Secretary, Local Bodies Government, which clearly mentions that elections of the Phagwara Municipal Corporation and byelections of civic bodies in Taran Taran, Dera Baba Nanak,Sangrur, Sanaur, Rampura Phool, Sardulgarh, Nadala and Lehra Mohabbat would now be held before June 30.

When contacted, Phagwara ADC-cum-MC Commissioner Rajeev Verma confirmed the development and said copies of the notification have been received by the authorities concerned.

Phagwara MLA Balwinder Singh Dhaliwal has been on an inauguration spree of various development works in the city. His opponents, including Punjab Agro Industrial Corporation chairman and former minister Joginder Singh Maan and former mayor Arun Khosla has demanding postponement of civic body elections in the wake of the pandemic.

Dhaliwal alongwith the ADC and SDO Pardeep Chattani today inaugurated an eco-desilter machine. Dhaliwal said four such desilter machines have been provided to the Phagwara MC.

Politicians were leaving no stone unturned to cash any small or big issue without maintaining social distancing in the city.

Meanwhile, social and religious gatherings were being organised whithout following the health guidelines.

Phagwara Superintendent of Police Sarabjit Bahia recently stopped numerous such congregations.

Deputy Commissioner Deepti Uppal said nobody would be allowed to violate restriction orders. In order to tackle the pandemic, complete ban on all political, social and religious gatherings is the need of the hour.

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