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Rajasthan high court verdict: Somya Gurjar’s suspension to continue

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June 28, 2021, 2:23 pm

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Rajasthan high court. Image credit: Post staff

Jaipur: BJP’s Somya Gurjar who was suspended from the post of Jaipur Greater mayor by the Congress government in Rajasthan has not received any relief from the high court. The court on Monday upheld the government’s decision to suspend her and asked the government to complete the enquiry in the matter and submit a report within six months.

Somya Gurjar had been suspended by the Rajasthan government on June 6. She was suspended on the account of ‘misbehaving’ with JMC commissioner Yagyamitra Singh in his chambers. The commissioner had registered a complaint against her with the government following which the action was taken. The government appointed Sheel Dhabhai as the acting mayor.

Terming suspension unconstitutional, Somya moved the high court. She stated in her petition that she was an elected public representative and couldn’t be suspended in such a manner. The court had heard arguments from both sides and reserved the verdict. The court gave its verdict on Monday. The government has already initiated a judicial probe in the matter against Somya. The court asked the government to submit its report in 6 months.

Dhabai on Sunday met BJP state president Satish Poonia, MLA Kalicharan Saraf and other leaders. She told the media persons that she would respect the court’s decision.

Earlier, Somya’s husband was allegedly caught on video negotiating a deal with a company that has the contract of wastage disposal in the city.

First published: June 28, 2021