Raja is Jalandhar Mayor
Jalandhar: Jagdish Raja (63), Congress councillor and former Leader of the Opposition in the local Municipal Corporation House, was elected Jalandhar Mayor today.
Four-time party councillor Surinder Kaur was elected Senior Deputy Mayor, while Congress MLA Sushil Rinku’s aide Harsimranjit Bunty bagged the Deputy Mayor’s post.
Raja was elected councillor for the fifth time in the MC elections held last month. His wife, Anita, a three-time councillor, was the Senior Deputy Mayor from 2002 to 2007.
The newly elected Mayor said his top priority would be to ensure potable water in the city, besides speedy completion of the canal water project. He added that the Congress had won the elections on the promise of rooting out corruption from the Municipal Corporation. Raja said efforts would be made to provide a corruption-free public service system.