Bharatiya Janata Party Chandigarh unit incharge Aarti Mehra on Sunday criticised the voting rights of nominated councillors in the Municipal Corporation.
Addressing mediapersons at the BJP office in Sector 33 she said that granting voting rights to as many as nine nominated councillors with only 26 elected councillors was completely against democracy.
She said: “The spirit behind having nominated councillors was to have unaligned doyens from multifarious domains, who would provide their expertise for the betterment of city. However, it is regretted that several of them just have their Congress credentials as their claim to fame.”
“The BJP has prepared a complete legal document on this anomaly and after consulting legal constitutional experts it will move the appropriate forum for judicial remedy and for providing justice to the citizens of Chandigarh,” she said.
She praised the Chandigarh BJP unit of the party for the work done on protesting against the rampant corruption of local MP Pawan Kumar Bansal. “Everybody knows that it is not possible that the nephew was accepting money without the knowledge of his maternal uncle,” she said.
She reiterated that the party's demand for a fair and time-bound inquiry would bring the perpetrators of this scam to book.
She said that she along with the national secretary Kirit Somaiya and members of 'Pawan Bansal Scam expose committee' headed by Sanjay Tandon and Satya Pal Jain would submit their report to the CBI in Delhi.
BJP state president Sanjay Tandon, Jai Ram Joshi, Satya Pal Jain and Harmohan Dhawan were also present on the occasion.