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Unruly scenes takes place Nalgonda Municipal Council meeting

Nalgonda: Unruly scenes were witnessed at the Nalgonda Municipal Council meeting with the MIM and BJP members indulging in heated arguments in support and against the resolution on merger of 14 outskirts villages in Nalgonda Municipality.

As pandemonium prevailed in the Municipal Council meeting, the Chairpersons of Nalgonda Municipality Boddupally Lakshmi Srinivas, who chaired the meeting, was forced to announced that the agenda taken up by Council meeting was accepted and opinions of the members of all the political parties on merger of 14 villages in the Municipality would be presented to the State government.

Immediately after the Council meeting began at 11 am, discussion on merger of 14 villages in Nalgonda Municipality was taken up. Except MIM, all the political parties were strongly opposed to the move of the State government to merge 14 villages in the Municipality. When the MIM Councilor Ahmad Kaleem started supporting merger of the villages, the BJP members rushed to the podium of the Municipal Chairperson and raised slogans.

Reacting to it, the MIM also strongly objected the action of the BJP members  and advised them not to create hurdles to his right to express his party views on the issue. When the BJP members were not paying heed to his words, he requested the Municipal Chairperson to suspend the agitating BJP council members from the meeting. At a point of time, heated argument has taken place between the BJP and MIM members.

High tension prevailed in the Council meeting when Ahmas Kaleem rushed towards the BJP members by expressing anger against them. The Municipal Chairperson and other members intervened and controlled the members.    

Expressing his party views on the matter, the BJP Councilor Ravula Srinivas Reddy reminded that the merger of 14 surrounding villages in Nalgonda Municipality would create hardship to the people of these villages. It would lead to denial of benefits of NREGP and other schemes to the people of these villages as they would come under urban area. Moreover, it would increase the taxes burden on the people of these 14 villages. The Municipality has utterly failed to provide drinking water, sanitation and streetlights facility to seven villages, which were earlier merged in Nalgonda Municipality.

The TDP floor leader Miryala Yadagiri was also strongly opposed the move of the merger of 14 villages in the municipality. Without provided basic amenities in seven villages, which were earlier merged in Nalgonda Municipality, the state government has proposed to merge another 14 villages in the Municipality, he expressed displeasure.    

The CPI (M) floor leader Mohammad Saleem said that the state government has planned to merge 14 villages in Nalgonda Municipality with a plan to get loans from World Bank in the name of development. Pointing out that majority of the people of these 14 villages were dependent on agriculture, he said that these people would lost the opportunity to get the employments and benefits under NREGP scheme. The CPI(M) would fight against the move of the government to merge another 14 villages in the Municipality, which was already languishing with poor sanitation, drinking water supply and street lights problem.

Supporting the merger of 14 villages in the Municipality, MIM Councilor Ahamad Kaleem said that Nalgonda would get the change to emerge as Municipal Corporation with the merger of these village. It would bring more funds for development of the town, he added.

The state government has proposed to merge 14 villages in Nalgonda Municipality and the Municipal Council has adopted the resolution in the Council meeting as per the direction of the District Collector.

The merger of new villages will increase the population of Nalgonda town to 2.70 lakhs that made the town eligible to the town get the tag of Municipal Corporation. It was proposed to 14 villages from Nalgonda rural mandal, Thipparthy and Kattangur mandals in Nalgonda Municipality.

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