Simply how vital Patiala will likely be through the forthcoming electoral battle for Punjab was on full show on Thursday when the town Mayor, an in depth affiliate of former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh confronted a no-confidence movement towards him led to by councillors near a minister within the Charanjit Singh Channi cupboard.
In attendance on the company workplace the place the boldness movement was to be tabled was Captain Amarinder himself. Exterior, his daughter sat on the steps in protest making it evident that the battle for Patiala could be fought intensely. The previous Chief Minister has already introduced that he would contest from Patiala.
There was a ruckus contained in the Patiala Municipal Company because the voting on the no-confidence movement towards the Congress authorities’s diktat of eradicating incumbent Patiala Mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu started. Each side are claiming victory. Bittu claimed the assist of over 30 councillors alleging that two have been forcibly eliminated by cops.
Brahm Mohindra, minister within the Channi cupboard, nevertheless, denied that the movement was defeated claiming that Bittu had didn’t garner the assist of simply over 20 councillors. There have been chaotic scenes on the civic physique at the same time as Capt Amarinder arrived on the workplace, cops allegedly pressured two aides of Bittu out of the workplace. Whereas Bittu claimed they have been two of his supporting councillors, the police claimed they have been Bittu supporters and never councillors.
Curiously, Bittu had been telecasting the proceedings from his Fb web page and even confirmed some councillors near him being dragged out. Some police officers later snatched the cellular phone from him to cease him from telecasting the proceedings stay.
Whereas all this was taking place, Amarinder was seen watching the proceedings, as an enormous posse of policemen sustaining vigil.
The Congress had on Wednesday issued a show-cause discover to its Amarinder’s spouse and Patiala MP Preneet Kaur, looking for a proof for her “anti-party actions”. Kaur has been asked to explain her stand within seven days.
Notably, Amarinder had resigned as Punjab chief minister in September amid a bitter power tussle with state Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu. Channi had replaced Amarinder Singh.
After his unceremonious exit from the state government, Amarinder floated his political party and named it the Punjab Lok Congress. He is hoping for a seat arrangement with the BJP for the upcoming elections. Amarinder had also announced that he will fight from the Patiala seat, his family bastion, in the 2022 assembly elections. He has represented the seat four times — 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017.