Bhilai Sep 26 Staff Reporter
n Staff Reporter BHILAI, Sept 25 The order regarding termination of Rajendra Singh Arora from the post of Speaker is likely to reach Bhilai Municipal Corporation on September 26. Reaching of the order would mean curtains on Arora’s tenure as BMC Speaker. As per information, Urban Administration and Development Department, Chhattisgarh Government has recently released an order for termination of Arora from the post of BMC Speaker with immediate effect, and subsequent barring of his participation in the next election for Corporator; withstanding the Supreme Court decision on the petition filed by Arora. It may be mentioned that Arora had contested and won election of Corporator as a candidate of Lohar caste, from the OBC reserved seat of Ward no-22 in Bhilai in the year 2000. Against his election, the erstwhile SADA member, Samaylal Sahu had filed a complaint with the Election Commission and High Power Committee, alleging him of contesting election on the basis of temporary caste certificate. After all the legal proceedings in the case spanning about 13 years, the final verdict went against Arora, as his election was declared void. As the outcome, Arora, who was elected BMC Speaker on January 11, 2011, is now all set to lose his post prematurely. When queried about the order released by the State Government, BMC Commissioner, Anil Tuteja stated, the order has not yet reached BMC, but once it does, immediate implantation would take place. After getting the order copy, I would write a letter to the Collector regarding fresh election for the BMC Speaker, he further stated. When contacted, BMC Speaker, Rajendra Singh Arora said he would abide by the instructions of the Commissioner, and if asked, he would surrender all the facilities and perks provided to him as BMC Speaker.