Excessive drama unfolded on Thursday through the voting on a no-confidence in opposition to Patiala Mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu with Punjab Minister Brahm Mohindra claiming that the town’s municipal company chief has been suspended after shedding the belief vote.
Rejecting Mohindra’s declare that the mayor has been suspended after shedding the arrogance by 11 votes, Bittu, a protege of former Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, mentioned he wanted solely 21 votes and he had simply achieved the quantity wanted.
Mohindra had claimed that Bittu had misplaced the movement after securing merely 25 votes in favour and 36 in opposition to him. I’m not a brand new mayor being elected who wanted the variety of 31 votes (of councillors). Below the no-confidence movement which was introduced, I wanted one-third, which I received, Bittu advised reporters in Patiala.
Mohindra, nevertheless, claimed the Patiala Municipal Company mayor had didn’t show the bulk. It’s a victory of elected councillors. Mayor has been suspended since he misplaced the arrogance vote, Mohindra mentioned.
Senior Deputy Mayor Yoginderpal Singh Yogi will maintain the cost of the mayor’s put up until a brand new mayor is elected, Mohindra mentioned. Bittu’s victory was seen as essential for Amarinder Singh, with Patiala being his bastion. Nevertheless, whereas the vast majority of Congress councillors had earlier secured tickets on suggestions of Patiala MP and Amarinder’s spouse Preneet Kaur, the truth that 36 voted in opposition to Bittu, confirmed that they’ve shifted their loyalties.
The Patiala MC has a Home with a complete power of 63 which incorporates three sitting legislators. Two members abstained from voting. There was excessive drama through the voting course of in Patiala.
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