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New South Delhi mayor to meet Rajnath over funds

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Published : May 20, 2017, 3:11 am IST
Updated : May 20, 2017, 6:40 am IST

On the issue of women safety, the newly elected mayor of SDMC said that the corporation is in the process of identification of dark spots.

Newly-elected South Delhi mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat (2nd from left) and deputy mayor Kailash Sankla (left) celebrate during a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)
 Newly-elected South Delhi mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat (2nd from left) and deputy mayor Kailash Sankla (left) celebrate during a felicitation ceremony in New Delhi. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

New Delhi: BJP councillor Kamaljeet Sehrawat, who had won the civic polls by a record margin, was elected unopposed as the mayor of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) on Friday. After taking over, Ms Sehrawat said that she will meet Union home minister Rajnath Singh and request him to find a way for direct release of fund to the civic bodies in the national capital.

Ms Sehrawat demanded that Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government must release the fund to the civic bodies as per the recommendation of the Delhi Finance Commission (DFC).

“We are here to serve the people and politics should not hamper people’s life. We request Delhi government to release fund as recommended by the DFC. If they do not release the fund, we will meet the Union home minister and request him to find a way so that the Centre can directly provide fund to the civic bodies to carry out development work in the city,” added Ms Sehrawat.

“Clean, green, and healthy Delhi is our priority. Parks will be beautified and health centres will be upgraded with additional facilities,” the new mayor  added.

On the issue of women safety, the newly elected mayor of SDMC said that the corporation is in the process of identification of dark spots. Once identified, LED lights will be installed at all dark spots soon.

On the topic of transparency in civic administration, Ms Sehrawat said m-governance is needed for success of the Digital India Programme. “SDMC had already made most of its services online, so we need transparent and hassle free system for a smart city now,” she said, adding that the corporation will try to implement the Deen Dayal Antodya Yojna Scheme for providing food to the poor at Rs 10, at the earliest.

Six members for the SDMC’s standing committee were also elected. From BJP, Bhupender Gupta, Shikha Roy, Nandani Sharma, and Tulsi Joshi were elected as standing committee members. Congress councillor Abhishek Dutt from Andrews Ganj and AAP councillor Ashok Kumar from Hastsal ward were also elected to the committee.

Tags: rajnath singh, south delhi municipal corporation, arvind kejriwal, delhi government, kamaljeet sehrawat, delhi finance commission
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi