MPs, MLAs cutting across party lines complain against babus

Last Updated: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 21:50

New Delhi: City MLAs cutting across party lines were united on Monday in accusing top officials of various government departments of being responsible for delay in implementation of various social development schemes and infrastructure projects in their constituencies.

The MLAs from East and North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituencies, at separate marathon meetings with Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, complained to her about "non-cooperative" attitude of the officials of various agencies, particularly MCD, Delhi Jal Board and PWD.

Dikshit has convened separate meetings with MPs and MLAs of each of the seven Lok Sabha constituencies to improve coordination among agencies and to take opinion of elected representatives on various developmental issues.

"No government official listens to us. They always ignore the MLAs. They actually do not even listen to the Ministers. Bureaucrats are creating real hurdles for implementation of various schemes," BJP MLA from Karawal Nagar constituency in North East Delhi later told reporters.

Congress MLA from Shahdara Narendra Nath also said all the legislators have apprised the Chief Minister about the "real hurdles".
Another BJP MLA from Ghonda constitituency Sahab Singh Chauhan said all the legislators, including those from Congress, expressed their displeasure over the bureaucracy.

"I am not optimistic. Although Dikshit told officials in the meeting to listen to the elected representatives, I do not think they will cooperate with us," Singh said. Dikshit today held meetings with MPs and MLAs of East

Delhi and Northeast Delhi. Although East Delhi MP Sandeep Dikshit attended the meeting, Northeast Delhi MP J P Aggarwal was conspicuous by his absence. Aggarwal, who is PCC chief of Delhi, is known for not having good equations with Dikshit.
Sheila Dikshit assured the MLAs that their complaints will be looked into seriously and appropriate follow-up action taken whereever necessary.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 21:50
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