SAD MLA Darshan Singh Shivalik on Sunday accused K D Chaudhry,CMD,Punjab State Power Corporation Limited,of discriminating against residents of the Gill constituency,which the two-time MLA represents.
I do not know why Chaudhry has been harassing the residents of my constituency. In the garb of not allocating power connections to unapproved colonies,he stopped giving power connections to even the residents of villages that fall in this area. While the ground reality is that Chaudhrys own house which has a power connection is located in an unapproved colony called New Rajguru Nagar,his residence also has a sewer connection which is illegal, Shivalik alleged.
This is not all. For all issues pertaining to my area,I have to approach the Chief Minister for intervention. Recently,to extend the 220 KV lines,Chaudhry had ordered setting up of a huge tower right in the way of the southern bypass which is under construction. I told Chaudhry that we have to construct a bypass here and he cannot allow a tower at this very point. But he would not budge,so I had to approach the CM, added the MLA.
Shivalik alleged Chaudhry was trying to favour some rich builders of the city. Recently,according to a survey done by the board,a tower was to pass through this colony. This would have meant that the rates of this colony would have nosedived. To help out the builder,Chaudhry ordered the towers to be shifted to a 3-acre land owned by three poor farmers who own a dairy. They approached me and again I had to take the issue to the CM to ensure that injustice is not done, the MLA said.
Asked why Chaudhry was targeting his constituency,Shivalik said,Maybe he is working at the behest of my rivals or some Congressmen who cannot digest my popularity. I am peoples MLA and have even raised issues against my own officials to ensure that people who vote for me are not cheated.