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Chandigarh Mayoral Polls: Massive Fight Between Congress-AAP, BJP Workers

In Politics
January 17, 2024

A major altercation between BJP and Congress-AAP employees occurred on Tuesday at the Chandigarh municipal corporation office, just before the city’s mayoral elections.
Jasbir Singh Bunty, a Congress municipal councilor, arrived to withdraw his nomination papers for mayor, which is when the incident occurred.

When Mr. Bunty’s father arrived at the MC office, he claimed that his son had been abducted and asked the Congress leaders to send him along.

There was a major altercation between BJP and Congress-AAP employees.

The father of Mr. Bunty was charged by the Congress with making false accusations because of the BJP’s influence.

Mr. Bunty was later brought to his home by the Chandigarh police.

At first, Jasbir Singh Bunty was the Congress candidate running for mayor. However, following their alliance for the mayoral positions, the Congress and the AAP decided that the AAP would run for mayor and the Congress nominees would run for senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor.

Subsequently, Mr. Bunty declared in a video message that he was and would stay a member of the Congress.

Senior Congressman Pawan Kumar Bansal, meanwhile, charged that the BJP was abusing the local government to snatch opposition party leaders.

In preparation for the impending Chandigarh mayoral elections, the AAP and the Congress formed an alliance on Monday.

According to the agreement, the Congress will run for senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor, while the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will run for mayor.

The BJP is represented by 14 council members in the 35-member Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. A voting ex-officio member MP is also a part of it.

There are 13 council members in the AAP and 7 in the Congress. There is one council member for the Shiromani Akali Dal in the House.

On Thursday, there will be elections for the positions of deputy mayor, senior deputy mayor, and mayor.