Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation mayor, three councilors suspended; BJP fumes

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has suspended the Jaipur Greater Municipal Corporation mayor and three councilors for allegedly misbehaving with the local body’s commissioner, drawing a sharp reaction from the BJP.

The Congress government also decided to conduct a judicial inquiry in the matter.

The Department of local self-governance issued the orders on Sunday night suspending mayor Somya Gurjar, and councilors Ajay Singh Chauhan, Paras Jain (all three from the BJP), and Shankar Sharma (independent) for allegedly manhandling, pushing and abusing the commissioner.

The alleged incident happened on Friday when the commissioner, Yagya Mitra Singh Deo, had gone to the mayor’s chamber for attending a meeting on a matter related to the company engaged in door-to-door garbage collection.

During the meeting, a heated argument broke out between the two and the commissioner, a civil servant, got up to leave midway.

In the middle of this, the councilors allegedly manhandled and abused him.

Condemning the action against the four, BJP state president Satish Poonia said the party “will fight for justice”.

“The suspension of the mayor and the councilors is unfortunate. This will lead to the fall of the Congress,” he said.

The #Gehlot Govt has suspended #Jaipur Greater Mayor Soumya Gurjar and three #BJP councilors. All four allegedly had a scuffle with the Commissioner.A judicial inquiry will be conducted into the incident till then the Mayor and councilors will remain suspended @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/gZLVwCAnIW
— rajesh asnani (@asnaniraajesh) June 7, 2021