Hoshiarpur: The District unit of People’s Party of Punjab today addressed a press conference at Hoshiarpur Press Club against the corrupt practices going on in the works of Municipal Corporation Hoshiarpur in the leadership of District President Amarjit Singh Dhadekatwal
PPP leader Sandeep Saini said that they have found a big corruption in the tenders issued by the Municipal Corporation. He said that the tenders are issued to the contractors at some percentage less than the actual cost but when the Municipal Corporation make the payment, it is made 100%.
He said that an official of the MC found this irregularity and ordered a recovery of Rs. 70 Lakh from the contractors. He said that the said official was transferred after few days and his post is still vacant. He further said that a 3 member committee was constituted by the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation to investigate into the cases of recovery.
Sandeep Saini alleged that the officials of MC who were included in the committee were themselves involved into the corrupt practices. He further said that the committee gave its report and the recovery amount was decreased from Rs. 70 Lakh to 15 Lakh. He said that surprisingly, Rs. 15 Lakh has also not been collected yet by the MC.
He said that the administration should take action against the corrupt officials in the MC else PPP would initiate an agitation against MC and Punjab Government in the leadership Manpreet Singh Badal.