Two days after BJP councillor Satinder Singh in a Facebook post spoke against the voting rights of nominated councillors, nominated councillor M P Kohli on Wednesday said Satinder is nobody and the party should control him.
Kohli has decided to meet BJP chief Sanjay Tandon over the issue. “Who is Satinder? Is he the spokesperson of the party? I will talk to the (city) BJP chief that they should control him. The Parliament gave us the rights and let the Parliament decide if they have to be withdrawn,” said Kohli.
The nominated councillor added that if the BJP leaders were unhappy with them and they should be informed about it. “They (BJP) should not forget that they came to power after 15 years and if they will humiliate us this way, we won’t support them,” said Kohli.
BJP chief Sanjay Tandon said: “I have asked Satinder Singh to have a discussion with me on this matter. He said he wasn’t well. So, once I discuss the matter with him, only then I would be able to comment.”
Two days ago, BJP councillor Satinder took to the Facebook against the voting rights of nominated councillors stating that it was the Chandigarh BJP’s stand from the beginning.
In a detailed post, Satinder has attached clippings of newspapers wherein senior leaders of BJP have made comments that they were against the voting rights of the nominated councillors.
Quoting Article 243 of the Indian Constitution, Satinder had stated that it was high time to raise the issue.
Four months ahead of the municipal corporation elections, efforts are being made to think over the issue of nominated councillors.
In the last four months, nominated councillors have been under the fire for wrong reasons. During a recent meeting of the municipal corporation, arguments between Congress councillor Subhash Chawla and nominated councillor Aruna Goel turned so ugly that the latter threatened to slap Chawla.