BJP raised objections to AAP councillors’ alleged complaints to Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann against Punjab-cadre officers in the Chandigarh municipal corporation
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday raised strong objections to AAP councillors’ alleged complaints to Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann against Punjab-cadre officers in the Chandigarh municipal corporation (MC).
AAP councillors had met Mann on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference at BJP’s state office Kamalam in Sector 33, party’s Chandigarh president Arun Sood alleged, “The AAP councillors, along with the party’s Chandigarh in-charge Jarnail Singh and co-in-charge Kulwant Singh, met the Punjab chief minister on Wednesday and complained that the officers on deputation from Punjab do not listen to them and should be taught a lesson.”
Sood claimed that not a single development agenda brought by the AAP had been stopped in the MC House. “But its councillors, instead of development, only do politics of accusations and counter-accusations,” he said.
Claiming that the AAP wanted to control Chandigarh from Punjab, Sood said the Punjab CM had no right to interfere in the affairs of Chandigarh’s administration.
Meanwhile, AAP councillor and leader of opposition Yogesh Dhingra said, “No complaint was made to the Punjab CM against any officer. We had a healthy discussion about coordination issues between MC and the UT administration.”
VB arrest Haryana public prosecutor in Hisar court
The Haryana vigilance bureau on Thursday have arrested district attorney (DA) Mahender Pal, posted at district Hisar court, red-handed while allegedly accepting a bribe of ₹2,500 from an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of the Haryana Police. A VB spokesperson said complainant ASI Subhash Chander had approached the VB after the public prosecutor had allegedly sought money in lieu of forwarding challan in the trial court.
Seven get life imprisonment, six 14-year jail in Panipat
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Haryana govt revokes decision to grant loans to state universities, to allot grant-aid
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Gender test racket busted in Kurukshetra, two women held
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Dowry harassment: Woman force-fed poison, husband among 5 booked in Ludhiana
Five days after a woman was force-fed a poisonous substance for not accepting their dowry demand, police booked The victim, Chandani, 24’s husband and four in-laws on Thursday. The accused are Kesar Rehman of Meharban, his sister Afsana, brother Faizal Rehman, relatives Gulab Shah and Mohammad Amir. The victim, Chandani, 24, said that her husband and in-laws had been demanding dowry from her parents. She was referred to Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.