Unruly scenes were witnessed in the Chandigarh municipal Corporation meeting on Thursday as councillors owing allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress manhandled each other. Former mayors Pardeep Chhabra, Subhash Chawla and BJP councillor Davesh Moudgil allegedly pushed each other for showing banners in the House to protest the imposition of the house tax. It was for the first time in the MC’s history that the elected representatives resorted to indecorous behaviour i
No business Some important items listed in the agenda, including framing of a policy for allotting 112 booths at Mauli Jagran and 40 booths under new bridge, Sector 17, were not discussed. The House also failed to discuss implementation of citizen charter in the MC, management of MC functions through geographic information system (GIS), advertisement of 646 vacant posts of safai karamcharis and upgrade of communication system in fire department. Shameful display A new low was witnessed when BJP councillor Saurabh Joshi came with a beer can at the House meeting. The councillor wanted to bring home his point against serving of liquor at community centres during functions June 25, 2014: Former Congress councillors Satish Kainth and Darshan Garg and their supporters locked MC chief engineer Mukesh Anand and other officials in his room for nearly 30 minutes and raised slogans against him for not carrying out development works in their respective areas.