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Nominated councillors call it truce,Bahga to tender apology in MC House

A controversy raged over the past few days owing to Bahga’s remarks that ‘nominated councillors were sold out to the Congress’.

Nominated councillors decided to call it truce with fellow councillor Surinder Bahga on the condition that he apologise during the meeting of the General House scheduled for Friday. A controversy raged over the past few days owing to Bahga’s remarks that ‘nominated councillors were sold out to the Congress’.

The nominated councillors had been gunning for Bahga stating that action be initiated against him.

A meeting of the nominated councillors was organised on Thursday which Bahga also attended. Councillors vent their anger stating that Bahga should not have insulted them in this manner. They demanded Bahga’s apology in the Municipal Corporation.

Nominated councillor MP Kohli said that they have asked Bahga to apologise in the Municipal Corporation. Bahga gave his consent for the same.

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Meanwhile,addressing a conference at the Mayor’s office on Thursday,local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal said Bahga should take names and give evidence to prove his allegations.

Bansal said Bahga is a well informed person and an expert in his field. A remark like this is not expected from him. Talking about the allegations made about the process of nomination of councillors,Bansal said that it is done by people who are at the helm of affairs.

Meanwhile,commenting on the issue,Mayor Subhash Chawla said that even when Bahga claims that nominated councillors along with Congress has passed ‘anti-people’ agenda items,he has been a signatory to most of them. This includes the issue of House Tax as well as stalling of the construction of market at Mauli Jagran.

Councillors unhappy with Minutes

The minutes of the meeting held last month as well as the special house meeting would come up for confirmation in this meeting. BJP councillors claim that local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal’s remark on women has been omitted. The remark had led to much ruckus in the previous House meet. BSP,meanwhile,expressed unhappiness over the manner in which minutes of the special meeting have been recorded. BSP councillor Jannat Jahan said that the comments against the merger of 13 villages have not been recorded properly.