Dinesh Sharma sworn in Lucknow Mayor

BJP Leader, Dinesh Sharma sworn in as Mayor of Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) for 2nd time. The Bharatiya Janata Party retained the seat of mayor in Lucknow's municipal corporation polls in election held last week in UP Civic polls. Dinesh Sharma, who was the incumbent, defeated his nearest Congress rival Neeraj Bora by over a lakh votes. In what marks a rare indication of a cordial relation between Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party, newly elected mayor, Dinesh Sharma on Saturday said that it is the collective responsibility of municipal corporations to help the state government in its endeavour to improve the city’s amenities. At the same time, the mayor demanded the state government to allocate due funds under the 13th Financial Commission and Samagra Vikas Yojana, due towards the LMC.
Touching on almost all civic issues, Sharma promised action and said, “One thing that requires immediate action is the problem of water logging.” He also said the corporation will try to rectify the losses of about Rs 250-300 crore. Moreover, against a requirement of 16,000 workers, only 3,000 - 5,000 posts are occupied in the corporation, necessitating the hiring process to improve the condition of the city, he said. He urged all the corporators to not let their party and ideological affiliations hamper the working of the corporation and come together for a better functioning of the corporation. Among those present were Lucknow MP Lalji Tandon, BJP vice-president Kalraj Mishra and Municipal Commissioner N P Singh, while the event was hosted by Additional Municipal Commissioner P K Srivastav.


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