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In Your Opinion: Township Council Must Rein In Prasad

By Bill Connell, Somerset.

More than once in local politics I have seen where the answer or the reaction to the question is far, far worse than the question itself. This situation is no more evident than with Township Councilman Rajiv Prasad. His interpretation and reaction to his detractors was embarrassing for him and the whole Democratic Party.

As a councilperson you are to expect resistance. In this case it was the Tranquility Alliance. Groups like this are important to make council look before it leaps. Prasad’s reaction to all this was out of control. In the next four years, how many situations will Prasad have to deal with that will require self-control and wisdom? Will he just do what he wants again, with no consideration for anyone? That is the real issue here. Now, what the voters of Franklin did not handle is the Township Councils toothache.

To be clear, this is not about Cricket pitches anymore. I have a well-documented history of supporting them. It is what was revealed about Councilman Prasad in the process. He needs to be reminded he is a councilman, not a community activist.

If Council does not have big enough brass to handle this situation, the least they can do is limit him to organizing birthday parties when making committee appointments in January.

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