Chandigarh Mayor Elections 2024: Police remove AAP workers staging hunger strike at MC office

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Chandigarh Mayor Elections 2024 AAP workers staging hunger strike

Police remove AAP workers staging hunger strike at MC office.

Chandigarh Mayor Elections 2024 Row: AAP councillors faced resistance from police as they sought entry into the municipal corporation office. Tensions escalated, resulting in a heated exchange between the councillors and the on-duty police personnel. AAP members, who were reportedly on a hunger strike during the Chandigarh mayoral polls, were removed by law enforcement from the Municipal Corporation premises. 

The incident unfolded amid heightened political activity surrounding the mayoral polls in Chandigarh. The clash between AAP members and police highlights the intense atmosphere surrounding the civic body's proceedings. The police intervention reflects the challenges and controversies in the ongoing mayoral elections.

AAP councillors engaged in a verbal dispute with the police on Monday when they were prevented from entering the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation office. This incident occurred on the second day of the party's protest against the BJP, alleging "rigging" in the recent mayoral polls. The clash between AAP members and law enforcement adds to the ongoing tension and protest, as the party continues to voice its concerns regarding the fairness of the electoral process in Chandigarh.

Five Aam Adami Party workers, including a councillor, who sat on a hunger strike outside the municipal corporation office were also removed by the police. The police later detained the protesters who had gathered at the site.

AAP councillors, headed by Sunny Ahluwalia, the party's Chandigarh co-incharge, raised slogans against the BJP, demanding action against the presiding officer for alleged ballot paper tampering in the mayoral polls. When they attempted to enter the municipal corporation office, police personnel deployed on-site prevented their entry, leading to a verbal dispute. 

AAP councillor Prem Lata asserted, "We have every right to enter the municipal corporation office." The situation prompted a significant police presence with barricades erected outside the office premises, highlighting the heightened tension during the ongoing protest against alleged irregularities in the mayoral polls.