CPM has released its election manifesto for MC Shimla election. In its manifesto, CPM has announced to make the Shimla Municipal Corporation Mayor-centric and people-friendly by holding ward sabhas every three months and finding a solution to the problems of water, traffic and housing.
Releasing the vision document and agenda for action, Chairman of the Election Manifesto Committee Kuldeep Singh Tanwar said if the CPM found favour with the electorate as an alternative to the Congress and the BJP, the party would try to bring about a change. CPM’s Mayoral candidate Sanjay Chauhan, Deputy Nominee Tikender Singh Panwar and CPM state secretary Rakesh Singha were also present on the occasion.
He said despite several amendments, the MC continued to be commissioner-centric with the Mayor and councillors having practically no say. Kuldeep Singh Tanwar added that on the pattern of gram sabhas, CPM intend to hold ward sabhas every three months and constitute ward panchayats with the participation of professionals and experts from various fields to bring about an effective change.
Kuldeep Singh Tanwar also focused on the problems of the three emerged areas of Totu, Dhalli and New Shimla, he said injustice was being done to people of these areas who had till date been deprived of basic civic amenities and in his manifesto CPM promised to give every Shimla citizen their rights and share.
The CPM has listed the framing of a City Development Plan to provide services like regular water supply, housing for poor, better roads, sewerage network, solid waste management, parking lots, heritage conservation, enhancing green area and tourists spots and tackling monkey and stray dog menace. The CPM also promised to provide better public transport, especially for school, college and university students.