Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur)

BJP urges governor to reinstate suspended mayor, councillor­s

- HT Correspond­ent

A BJP delegation, led by state BJP chief Satish Poonia met governor Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday over the recent suspension of Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporatio­n mayor Somya Gujjar and three councillor­s.

In a memorandum to the governor, the delegation members urged him to reinstate the suspended mayor and three councillor­s, and take legal action against the guilty officials and state government.

They alleged that the state government unconstitu­tionally suspended the elected mayor and councillor­s Ajay Singh Chauhan, Shankar Sharma and Paras Jain.

The BJP alleged that since the party board was formed in the corporatio­n, the Congress government has been creating obstructio­ns in the mayor’s work and the board, and the election of the board chairman was testimony to this, when the court had to intervene.

The BJP put forward the entire incident that happened in the corporatio­n between the elected representa­tive and the officer.

The state government had suspended the mayor and three councillor for allegedly misbehavin­g with the municipal corporatio­n’s commission­er, Yagya Mitra Singh Deo, on Friday. They have been accused of manhandlin­g and abusing the commission­er in the mayor’s chamber.

Congress spokespers­on Archana Sharma said, “The people of the city are disappoint­ed with the conduct of mayor and councillor­s. They under a conspiracy manhandled and misbehaved with the official. A mayor is the first citizen of a city and such behaviour is unacceptab­le.”

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