Nominated councillors slam Cong for ‘personal remarks’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Feb 13, 2016 13:51 IST
Chandigarh, India February 12::: Congress councilors heated argument with BJP Councilors during the Municipal Corporation Budget meeting at MC House building at sector 17 Chandigarh on Friday, February 12,2016. Photo by Ravi Kumar/Hindustan Times

Nominated councillors on Friday condemned their Congress counterparts for making personal remarks against them during the House meeting.

The incident took place after mayor Arun Sood did not allow his predecessor Poonam Sharma to speak and instead allowed nominated councillor Shagufta Parveen to speak during the budget debate. This annoyed the Congress councillors, who later staged a walkout from the House.

As Sharma was walking out of the House, she had a heated argument with Shagufta. Sharma reportedly told Shagufta to “shut up”. “You cannot be loyal to anyone as you betrayed your father-in-law who helped you get the post of a nominated councillor,” the former mayor said.

“For the past four years, they have been forcing us to vote in their favour. We did not support them recently and now they are resorting to personal attacks. It is not in good taste,” Shagufta said.

Earlier, former mayor Subhash Chawla snubbed nominated councillor Dr Aruna Goyal after she interrupted when the former was speaking. “Aruna ji, you should not behave like elected councillors as we are all dirty people,” Chawla told her.

“They are not sparing any nominated councillors and it seems that they have not been able to digest their defeat,” nominated councillor MP Kohli said.

BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi too criticised the Congress councillors for making “personal remarks”.


MC has planned construct slip roads, new cycle tracks, re-carpeting of existing cycle tracks and constructions of two underpasses in Sector 17 and Aroma light point at a cost of RS25 crore.

For the first time, the MC has planned percentage of special component plan for scheduled category as fixed by the UT department of social welfare. It will be maintained within the existing budget

Replacement of sodium vapour lamps with sensor-based LED lights in parks and to provide LED lights on cycle tracks

Construction of community centre in Sectors 37, 38 West, 43 and 50 and revocation of existing community centres as per requirement

More than 60 new toilets will be constructed on greenbelts and markets

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