Senior Cong leaders step in,urge Bassi,Mayor to bury hatchet

The ongoing feud between Congress councillor Mukesh Bassi and Mayor Subhash Chawla is likely to subside for now after the two received directions from senior party leaders to bury their differences.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published:July 2, 2013 3:02 am

The ongoing feud between feud,Mukesh Bassi,Mayor Subhash Chawla Mukesh Bassi and Mayor Subhash Chawla is likely to subside for now after the two received directions from senior party leaders to bury their differences. The war of words has been going on for the past several days with Bassi levelling allegations of “undue interference” by the Mayor in his ward.

The two were called for a meeting by Congress president B B Bahl and local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal on Monday,where they reportedly had heated arguments in the presence of the senior party leaders as well. Bassi had over the past few days written letters to the Mayor stating that he was not taking along and consulting councillors while visiting their wards. He further alleged that the Mayor was trying to create different power centre in the party against local MP Bansal.

On Monday,the duo discussed their charges against each other. Chawla rued about the allegations that Bassi had been leveling against him. Bassi meanwhile grudged that he had been supporting the Mayor over the past six months and still was not consulted about his ward.

“The differences between the two have ended. We have talked to both of them. There were some misunderstandings that have been removed,” Bahl said.

The spate of letters started after Mayor visited the market in Sector 19 which falls in Bassi’s ward. Bassi rued that he was not informed in time and the Mayor was holding meetings with residents of his area without taking him into confidence. Bassi also issued a statement that he would visit the Mayor’s ward to hear out the problems of the people. The incident had brought out the factionalism within the Congress in the open.

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