House Passes Kmc, Jal Kal Budget Amidst Chaos | Kanpur News


KANPUR: Amidst chaos and sharp word play, the house on Saturday passed the budget proposals of Rs 13.75 billion (Rs 137590.57 lakh) of Kanpur Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Rs 2.68 billion budget proposals of Jalkal for financial year 2022-23.
The budget proposal is likely to generate expected revenue. The actual income of KMC was Rs.100103.14 lakh in December 2021 and as per the revised budget for 2021-22 it was Rs 144306.22 lakh.
Samajwadi Party corporator Suhail Ahmad raised some objections but instead of any discussion on them, arguments began between Congress corporator Kamal Shukla alias Baby and Samajwadi Party corporators and the treasury benches tapped their tables and said the budget had been passed.
Chaos rocked the house when Kamal Shukla claimed that the budget was not passed. The corporators of the ruling party and the Congress gathered near the well amidst world play and shouting. Someone tore the copies of the budget and flew it in the air. Mayor Pramila Pandey interfered and pacified the matter and said that she would take action against the guilty corporator.
The house proceedings began 40 minutes late. Surendra Maithani, BJP MLA and the nominated member of the house appealed to the mayor and the municipal commissioner to extend the date of rebate for depositing house tax. Since July 30 was the last date for rebate several house owners could not deposit their dues so more time should be given to them, he said.
He pointed out that an amount of Rs 60 crore of the 15th Finance Commission had been used for constructing Kayakalp of CTI canal under Namami Gange Mission.
SP corporators Mohd Hasan Roomi, Irfan Solanki and Amitabh Bajpai were present in the house. Kamal Shukla who spoke first claimed that being a big budget the mayor should allocate Rs one crore to each corporator for development work.
The house again witnessed some chaos when SP MLA Irfan Solanki while addressing the house seriously took the hindrance caused by corporator Saurabh Dev and said “Baith ja mere lal’ which was criticised by the treasury bench. Following hullabaloo, the mayor suspended the house for half an hour.
When the house resumed, the mayor announced that Rs 25 lakh would be allocated for each ward for its development which was welcomed by all the members. Samajwadi Party MLA Amitabh Bajpai demanded reconstruction of Dhankutti Hospital which had been demolished as it was housed in a dilapidated building. He said he was ready to divert his MLA fund for reconstruction of the hospital building. Raising the issue of potable water in the city, he asked the mayor to constitute a committee to redress the issue and submit its report on a daily basis. He said small size sewer cleaning machines should be procured to clean sewer chambers in narrow lanes of the city. sue of potable water. Around 25 proposals were passed after lunch.TNN





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