Bangarpet TP has lacklustre maiden meet

Bangarpet TP has lacklustre maiden meet

New members raise hardly any issues, prefer speaking in Telugu

Legislator M Narayanaswamy reviews the progress of  various departments during the first general body meeting of the Bangarpet Taluk Panchayat on Friday. DH Photo

Except for one or two, most of the members being newly elected, did not raise any issues during the meeting. Including the Taluk Panchayat President most of the members, Telugu being their mother tongue, spoke in Telugu. The meeting was scheduled to be held at 11 am, but commenced only by 1 pm as the local legislator M Narayanaswamy did not arrive.

Only four of the 14 women members spoke at the meeting, while others were content to remain mum and watch the proceedings.

Ambubai of Balamande village, who was elected unopposed, raised the issue of irregularities in the mid-day meal, and took the Akshara Dasoha official to task.

Vijayalakshmi of Varadapura brought to the notice of the house about the unhygienic conditions of the girls’ hostel in her ward and the non-installation of solar water heater despite the approval of the same.

Amaravathamma of Hulibele ward sought solution to the shortage of drinking water in Ombathuguli village and lack of kitchen workers in the government school in Yalavalli village.

Medical officer Rajashekar suggested to the legislator that the present public hospital in the heart of the town should be retained a separate hosspital should be established in another part of the town.

The MLA assured the meeting that seven acres of government land near Inora Hosahalli will be granted for the establishment of a hospital.

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