Corruption rocks Cong-ruled Jagraon MC

Jaswant Shetra

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, February 11

The issue of rampant corruption in the Congress-ruled Jagraon Municipal Council has reached the office of Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu. Sources in the civic body claimed that there has been widespread corruption in the MC.

According to sources, the officials from the minister’s office reprimanded the civic body authorities over the phone. The councillors of the opposition parties have been raising the issue of corruption during every House meet.

Even the Congress councillors used to raise the issue of corruption in the civic body when they were in the opposition. Ever since there has been change of guard in the MC, the Congress councillors have gone silent on the corruption.

A Congress leader on condition of anonymity said, “It is an open secret that corruption is rampant in the Jagraon Municipal Council. The councillors of the ruling party receive hefty commission from contractors who are awarded various development works.”

Jagraon MC president Charanjit Kaur Kalyan denied the allegations of corruption. “We have carried out massive development works in the city in past two years. There is no truth in corruption charges levelled by councilors of the opposition parties. Development works are carried out in a fair and transparent manner,” said Kalyan.

In Dock

  • According to sources, the officials from the minister’s office reprimanded the civic body authorities over the phone 
  • Councillors of the opposition parties have been raising the issue of corruption during every  House meet
  • Earlier, the Congress councillors used to raise the same issue in the civic body when they were in the opposition
  • Ever since there has been change of guard in the MC, the Congress councillors have gone silent on the corruption