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Litmus test for Amarinder as Patiala mayor faces no-confidence motion backed by govt

Aman Sood

Press Reporter News Service

Patiala, November 25

Former Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh will lead his shut crew of Congress councillors who’ve sided with him towards the Congress authorities’s diktat of eradicating incumbent Patiala Mayor Sanjeev Sharma Bittu, right here on Thursday night.

A former Congressman, Amarinder, has floated his personal celebration and has introduced to combat the polls from his dwelling constituency of Patiala.  

Thought of his first present of energy since he resigned, he’ll lead his crew of Congressmen from Patiala to vote towards the Congress authorities backed no-confidence movement towards the mayor. The developments come a day after Patiala MP Preneet Kaur, who’s Amarinder’s spouse, was issued a showcause discover by the Punjab Congress for “anti-party actions”.   

Political observers say that is the primary face-off since Amarinder left the celebration following which the cadre within the royal bastion is split. With Amarinder saying to contest from Patiala, these developments maintain significance. 

In the meantime, the federal government has assigned two senior ministers to make sure that the method of no-confidence towards the Amarinder-backed mayor goes on easily. As well as, Native Our bodies Minister Brahm Mohindra can be within the metropolis to oppose the Amarinder camp. 

Sources say senior law enforcement officials are tenting within the company since morning to make sure no untoward incident takes place. Dwelling Minister Sukhjinder Randhawa is trying into the no-confidence course of whereas Amarinder has warned towards any attainable motion towards his shut crew. 

Just a few ‘insurgent’ councillors of over 40 wards, backed by prime Congress leaders, submitted a no-confidence movement towards the mayor and demanded {that a} assembly of the overall Home be referred to as.

Final week, ‘insurgent’ councillors held a gathering with Congress basic secretary Harish Chaudhary and minister Brahm Mohindra in Chandigarh. A parallel assembly was held at MP Preneet Kaur’s New Moti Bagh Palace residence, the place 18 councillors have been current. Bittu, who desires to contest from Patiala (rural), a constituency represented by Mohindra, has accepted the problem to show his majority.

Sources say the councillors supporting Amarinder have been shifted to the Siswan farmhouse in New Chandigarh and can attain Patiala within the night. “This was achieved to make sure that none of them is rounded up or picked by police on some pretext,” they mentioned.


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