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Political Tussle Over Bhopal Local Body Due to Rising Population

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Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has initiated the exercise to split the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC). Due to the rising population, the state government has decided to divide the Bhopal Municipal Corporation into two to provide better facilities. As part of the exercise, the Kolar Municipality would be merged into the Bhopal Municipal Corporation and the merged entity would be split into two. The Urban Local Bodies Department has sought public suggestions on the draft proposal by October 16. Congress spokesperson Durgesh Sharma said the formation of small wards would help provide better amenities. The population and area of Bhopal had increased considerably over the years, he said and added, the bifurcation would help decentralize the power. “The congress, which has been dividing the country on the basis of caste, religion, and community for the last 70 years, is now preparing to divide Bhopal on the basis of religion. (IANS)

 

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