First-timer Raman Goyal picked Bathinda Mayor

First-timer Raman Goyal picked Bathinda Mayor

Raman Goyal

Bathinda, April 15

First-time councillor from ward No. 35 Raman Goyal was elected Mayor of the Bathinda MC today. She is the wife of liquor contractor Sandeep Goyal. Her election has come as a surprise as veteran Congress leader Jagroop Singh Gill, who won for the record seventh time, was seen as the frontrunner.

Party sources said her husband’s proximity to Jaswinder Singh Jugnu, a liquor contractor and a close aide of the Finance Minister, was behind her selection.

Meanwhile, Ashok Pradhan was elected senior deputy mayor and Master Harmander Singh deputy mayor. Technical Education Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, who was the observer, said the three were elected unanimously. Manpreet Badal was also present at the meeting. — TNS

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