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Use of unparliamentary language: Mohali Deputy Mayor files reply on notice

Sethi termed the notice as a conspiracy by municipal commissioner Uma Shankar. The notice was issued to Sethi last month and he was asked to file a reply.

By: Express News Service | Mohali |
August 13, 2016 5:46:51 am
MC Commissioner Uma Shankar talking with Indian Express in SAS Nagar. Express Photo by Jasbir Malhi MC Commissioner Uma Shankar talking with Indian Express. Express photo

Deputy mayor Manjeet Singh Sethi on Friday sent a reply to government regarding a notice sent to him for allegedly using unparliamentary language against some councillors.

Sethi termed the notice as a conspiracy by municipal commissioner Uma Shankar. The notice was issued to Sethi last month and he was asked to file a reply.

Sethi told the Chandigarh Newsline that in the notice it was stated that 16 SAD and BJP councillors alleged that he used unparliamentary language against them, but there were many flaws in the notice because some of the councillors whose names were mentioned in the notice were not present in the meeting.

He added that the councillors have sent all the documentary proofs to the principal secretary, Local Bodies Department, and also sought a meeting with him to explain his points.

Sethi alleged that the notice was entirely a conspiracy against him by the commissioner, who wanted to settle personal scores with him.
“Everybody knew why the notice was sent to me. I wanted to make clear that this was a conspiracy, as I exposed the commissioner in his wrong doings. Some of the councillors were not present in the meeting at the time I allegedly used the unparliamentary language,” said Sethi.

Commissioner Uma Shankar Gupta was not available for comments on the issue.

The notice was sent to Sethi last month regarding a house meeting that was held on January 11. It was alleged by some councillors that Sethi used unparliamentary language against them.

Sethi said the meeting was held on January 11, but the complaint was filed by the commissioner on January 22.
He said the delay of 10 days in filing the complaint is itself a proof that the commissioner conspired against him.

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