Tribune News Service
Mohali, April 12
Amarjit Singh Sidhu, brother of cupboard minister and native MLA Balbir Singh Sidhu, was elected mayor of the Mohali Municipal Corporation after oath-taking ceremony of the newly elected councillors at MC Bhawan in Mohali on Monday.
Amrik Singh Somal and Kuljit Singh Bedi had been elected Senior Deputy Mayor and Deputy Mayor, respectively.
Meanwhile, expressing their resentment, Congress councillor and former senior deputy mayor Rishav Jain and spouse Rajrani Jain (additionally councillor) and councillors of Azad Group of former mayor Kulwant Singh boycotted the ceremony after taking the oath.
During the voting on February 14, Paramjit Singh Kahlon had filed a case towards Amarjit Singh Sidhu for “rigging the polls” in Ward 10 in the course of the MC election. The courtroom had ordered re-polling in Ward 10 on February 17 and the outcomes of all 50 wards had been declared on February 18.
Twenty-five seats had been reserved for girls and the Congress candidates received on 37 seats. None of the candidates of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the BJP received the election whereas 13 candidates of Azad Group had received. Councillors of Azad group could be predominant get together sitting in opposition within the 50-member House.