The women councillors on Monday pressed Mayor Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria to allow their husbands to attend the meeting.
In the last house meeting on February 12, the House passed a unanimous resolution not to allow anyone except councillors and the media in the meeting hall.
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However, on Monday as the mayor ordered police officials to send out outsiders from the hall, the women councillors told the mayor that not they, but their husbands take care of all the work in their wards.
The councillors including Pinky Bansal, Veeran Bedi, Sushma Mehta, Anita Kharbanda and Surjit Kaur Bhatia gheraoed the mayor’s stage and started making a hue and cry when their husbands were sent outside.
“Not we but our husbands take care of all the work,” said one of the women councillors.
The mayor warned the women councillors and said, “Don’t dig a grave for yourself. There is no such provision under the Representation of People Act. Not your husbands but you are the elected representatives of people. I can take action against you.”
The mayor added, “You are portraying women as a weak gender. Please try to be bold and independent.”
This was followed by the mayor announcing that soon the Ludhiana MC would get a new meeting hall with a provision for the visitor’s and media gallery.
Later, however, the mayor allowed one visitor each councillor for next meetings.
The attitude of new commissioner Shruti Singh came in for criticism as she did not utter a single word throughout the meeting.