In what will necessitate election for the chairperson of the Water Supply and Sewerage Disposal Committee of the Municipal Corporation,two nominated councillors filed their papers for the post on Friday. The elections will be held on April 11.
Councillors Shagufta Praveen and Surinder Bahga filed their nominations Friday. Three sub-committees were notified a few days ago by the Municipal Corporation. Apart from the Water Supply Committee,the other two are Roads and House Tax Committees. While for the last two committees,election is not being held and the chairpersons will be elected unanimously,the Water Supply Committee will witness a contest.
There are nine members in a committee. In Water Supply,there are three from Congress,three nominated councillors,two from BJP and one Independent. With one nominated councillor pitted against the other,it has led to intense lobbying. The nominated councillors are known to have completely supported the Congress during the mayoral polls as well as proceedings in the House. It is however expected that Surinder Bahga will find favour among the BJP,with the councillors of the party expected to vote for him.
The remaining nine committees are yet to be approved by the UT Administrator. With the BJP already crying foul over the recommended names,it is likely that some of these committees would also witness elections.
In another development,Mayor Subhash Chawla dissolved the committee constituted to make recommendations about recruitments in the MC. Surinder Bahga was the chairman of the committee.