Chandigarh-The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress leaders of Chandigarh criticised the Bharatiya Janata occasion for his or her undemocratic makes an attempt to postpone Chandigarh Mayoral elections and mentioned that BJP’s defeat is for certain however they don’t seem to be able to face the reality.
In a joint press convention by the leaders of each events on Friday, AAP Chandigarh incharge Dr Sunny Ahluwalia mentioned that BJP is murdering democracy in Chandigarh. He was joined by Harmohinder singh fortunate (Congress president), Gurbax Rawat (Congress MC) and Damanpreet Singh Badal (AAP MC) for this press convention.
Addressing the media Dr Ahluwalia mentioned that election was scheduled for January 18th by the Deputy Commissioner however when our councilors reached the constructing they have been knowledgeable that no election was going down. Just as a result of Bharatiya Janata Party knew that now when the AAP and Congress are combating these elections collectively the BJP haven’t any probability on the Mayor’s workplace, in order that they did every thing of their energy, even unethical and undemocratic methods, to postpone the election.
Alhuwalia mentioned that the election was introduced on January tenth, until thirteenth all of the nominations by the AAP, BJP and Congress candidates have been filed, then we (AAP and Congress leaders) had a gathering and determined to battle this election collectively. On January fifteenth, we determined to withdraw the nomination of Congress’s mayor candidate and AAP’s senior deputy mayor and deputy mayor candidates. So, we reached the secretary’s workplace who was not current at his workplace. He instructed us to depart withdrawal requests along with his workers. We needed to strategy the High Court to have our withdrawals and passes. It was the BJP individuals who mentioned that these withdrawals is not going to be accepted as a result of the Secretary himself was not current.
On the evening of the fifteenth a discover got here that Mr Sodhi (presiding officer) has been transferred on account of his well being points. Another officer was deployed however that officer by no means even attended our requires the passes for the election. BJP was so scared after seeing AAP and Congress collectively and the returning officer who was appointed on the 18th additionally fell ailing and so they postponed the election. Dr Ahluwalia mentioned that if an election is postponed simply because the BJP is dropping the election so the officers are falling sick then that is the most important menace to our democracy.
Addressing the media Congress chief H.S Lucky mentioned that the BJP is writing black historical past in Chandigarh mayoral elections. He added that he has by no means witnessed any occasion going to such lengths that there was a case of habeas corpus simply because they’re now not in place to type a mayor. The sort of techniques they’re adopting, like from sickness of officers to taking away counselors the place we’ve to maneuver to the High Court time and again, is proof that BJP may be very scared and so they cannot abdomen the considered dropping the election. It goes to be their first defeat by the hands of the INDIA alliance.
He added that he thought-about the January 18th, when the election was cancelled, because the darkest day within the historical past of Chandigarh MC. Even now, if there’s some disgrace left among the many BJP leaders, they may let truthful elections be held and let a brand new mayor be elected. While authorities is important in a democracy, good opposition can be vital in a democracy, so the BJP has failed Chandigarh because the ruling occasion, perhaps this time they need to take duty because the opposition.
AAP chief of opposition Damanpreet Singh mentioned that the BJP is terrified of the AAP and the INDIA alliance so they’re operating away from the Chandigarh Mayor elections. Yesterday on the 18th, when our councilors gathered for the election, they have been locked outdoors. I’ve by no means seen democracy being murdered like that earlier than.
He added that the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Chandigarh administration, who collectively are attempting to cease this election , is not going to achieve stopping us.