Although these councillors will bear their spouses’ bills on their very own, the transfer has triggered an argument. Questions have been raised on how the spouses will contribute in examine tour and on which floor, the civic physique has allowed councillors to take spouses for an official tour.
These 4 councillors have been metropolis mayor Sarabjit Kaur, senior deputy mayor Dalip Sharma, councillors Kanwar Rana and Taruna Mehta. Whereas first three are from ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP), Taruna Mehta is from the Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP).
“It was a apply previously too as in earlier excursions of Chandigarh municipal company, the councillors had taken their spouses alongside. This time too, 4 councillors, together with mayor and senior deputy mayor, opted to take their spouses alongside,” sources stated.
The questions have additionally been raised towards the civic physique, which booked the tickets, made fare, keep and different associated preparations for the tour. Not solely this, the final home of the MC had handed the tour purely for sitting councillors and there was no phrase of taking spouses within the agenda merchandise too.
A complete 21 councillors — 9 every from BJP and AAP, two from Congress and a lone councillor of SAD — left for Indore and Nagpur on Saturday night. Joint municipal commissioner G S Sodhi and government engineer of the constructing and highway division are accompanying them. As per the plan, the councillors will first go to Indore and later go to Nagpur. It’s 6-day tour staring from September 10.