With less than a week for voting, campaigning for MCG poll heats up
Gurugram: With less than a week is left for the second Municipal elections in the Millennium city and while many names have been attributed to Gurugram owing to its progress, most of the residents have expressed their dissatisfation with the uneven progress, highlighting the crumbling infrastructures.
On September 24, more than 5 lakh voters will decide the fate of the candidates who will be at the helm of affairs of the city development.
To make voters come in large numbers, Deputy Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh on Sunday visited the Rahagiri event and requested the citizens to exercise their democratic right.
Taking cognisance of the anger of the residents against the civic body, the top public official stated that they must not refrain from the democratic process and they can opt for none of the above (NOTA).
More than 200 candidates from as many as 35 wards have now begun the process of impressing the electorate to vote for them.
Meanwhile, large number of candidates are participating as independents.
The Bharatiya Janata Party along with INLD is the major political party and had removed 20 of their workers after they decided to contest as independents after being denied the party ticket.
Cleanliness, better quality of roads, effective sewage system and effective street lighting in the area are some of the basic concerns of the citizens in the city.
"Gurugram as a city may have progressed because of private initiative but there is very little involvement of public enterprise in the development of the city. This can be viewed from the deteriorating civic amenities in the city. I hope the elected councillors will make a contribution in the planned development of the city," said Anshul Bhargava, a city resident.