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Ongoing tussle between city mayor and Cong councillor finally end

chandigarh Updated: Jul 01, 2013 23:25 IST

The ongoing tussle between city mayor Subhash Chawla and Congress councillor Mukesh Bassi ended on Monday after the intervention of local member Parliament Pawan Kumar Bansal and president of Chandigarh Territorial Congress Committee BB Bahl.


The duo were in news from past one week, after Mukesh Bassi shot two letters to city mayor alleging his interference in his ward and making announcements without consulting him. Bassi even alleged that the mayor was making a separate group in each ward against the local MP and senior party leader Pawan Kumar Bansal.

Both of them were finally told not to repeat the same in future, as it could jeopardise the image of the party. They were directed to work for the welfare of the city.

On Monday, Pawan Kumar Bansal and BB Bahl called both of them at Hotel President at sector 26 and pacified the matter.

During the meeting, both had heated arguments on various issues, but after deliberating for nearly an hour, the matter was finally resolved.

Both were urged not to repeat this again. Congress councillor Pardeen Chhabra was also present in the meeting.

Earlier in the day, city mayor had even called a press conference to react back on Bassi's statement, but it was cancelled at the 11th hour after he was called by local MP for the compromise.

In the first letter, Bassi had asked Chawla to “mind his own business” and not “interfere” in his ward.

In the second letter on June 30, Bassi preached him saying “don't be illusioned by power as it is the root cause of all pain and miseries”.

City mayor Subhash Chawla could not be contacted. But Bassi clarified that the grievances were removed after the party leaders intervened.