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Cong councillor hurls footwear at Mayor during corpn meeting

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Ugly scenes were today witnessed at the Municipal Corporation's general body meeting where and councillors were engaged in a scuffle and a CongressCouncillor allegedly hurled a footwear at Mayor Nirmal Nahta, though the "missile" missed its target.

On the second day of the meeting, Councillor Man Pandit compared the development works done during the term of the current Mayor (BJP) with those during the previous Mayor's (Congress) regime which irked the councillors.

A heated argument ensued and the councillors rushed to the Well shouting slogans against the which led to a brief scuffle.

Amid the chaos, Councillor Suman Gurjar allegedly hurled a footwear at the Mayor, but it did not him and fell near his podium.

"councillors created a nuisance at the meeting when I said Rs 80 crore were spent in two years during the previous Mayor's rule and Rs 280 crore have so far been spent during the current Mayor's term. The members objected to it and one of them hurled the footwear," Pandit told PTI.

Councillor Mohan Meena accused Pandit of "passing derogatory remarks" against the members and said it evoked a "strong opposition".

"Pandit's remarks on the members were derogatory and objectionable and therefore, we protested," he said, adding that the councillors have demanded action against the member from the Mayor.

The meeting had to be adjourned and the councillors separated. It resumed after a while.

Development works in the wards and transportation of waste are two of the main issues on the agenda of the stormy meeting which began yesterday.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 21:22 IST