Mohali: Amarjeet Singh Sidhu alias Jeeti Sidhu today re-joined his office of mayor at Mohali this morning. It is said that Sidhu before re-joining his office as Moyor had first paid obeisance at Singh Shaheedan Gurdwara and then proceeded for the mayor’s office.
Earlier ,on April 12, 2021, Amarjit Sidhu, became Mayor of Mohali
It is pertinent to mention here that Punjab government On December 31 cancelled Amarjeet Sidhu’s membership from the municipal corporation for alleged violations to favour a society in awarding the development works after which he moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court seeking to quash of the order passed by Punjab’s department of local government. On the order of Vivek Pratap Singh, Principal Secretary, Local Government, Sidhu’s membership has been terminated for violating Sections 63 and 36 of the Punjab Municipal Corporation Act, 1976.
A bench of Justice Vinod S Bhardwaj on January 19 granted interim relief to Amarjeet Sidhu and stayed his ‘removal’. The matter is now fixed for hearing on April 20, 2023.
Amarjeet Singh Sidhu said that he was ‘illegally removed’ by the government adding and added that, “It is the win of honesty, it is the win of the faith of supports, it is the win of the residents of Mohali and by the grace of almighty.
In the month of August 2022 several councillors along with few former councillors had written to the department, complaining about a conflict of interest with respect to the Mayor and Finance and Contracts Committee (F&CC) chairman, who is also a member of a society that had been awarded development works.
In the complaint, it was stated Sidhu, as Mayor and F&CC chief, “is allotting work to Amritpreet Cooperative L/C Society Limited, in which he himself is a member and beneficiary…. while exercising the functions of a Mayor, he is, in fact, allotting public works at the cost of the public exchequer to his own society in order to fraudulently mint money from the Municipal Corporation”.