Councillors’ tiff disrupts MCD meeting
A meeting of the MCD on Monday was marred by a verbal duel and scuffle between the ruling BJP and opposition Congress councillors, after which both the parties announced that they would stage protests over the issue.delhi Updated: May 25, 2010 01:13 IST
A meeting of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Monday was marred by a verbal duel and scuffle between the ruling BJP and opposition Congress councillors, after which both the parties announced that they would stage protests over the issue.
The trouble started over the issue of irregularities in the civic body's pension scheme for elderly, widows and physically challenged. Congress councillors pointed out that due to unearthing of a scam, the civic body had stopped giving pension to all beneficiaries under the scheme for the last several months.
As they started protesting and raising slogans, the BJP councillors also retorted. Soon, a ruckus ensued.
In the ensuing melee, two women councillors of Congress and BJP Usha Gupta and Sarita Chaudhary, respectively, were seen getting into a scuffle. Several others had verbal exchanges.
Later, Leader of the House Subhash Arya alleged that Leader of Opposition Jai Kisan Sharma had made derogatory remarks against BJP's Yogender Chandolia, who belongs to the Schedule Caste community.
He said BJP SC councillors, along with the party's Scheduled Caste Morcha members would stage a march towards the residence of Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday to register their protest.
First Published: May 25, 2010 01:09 IST