AAP councilors in Surat dons black bands on their mouth,claims BJP suppressing their voice in SMC


Surat (Gujarat) [India]: Elected representatives of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) held a  unique protest at the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) headquarters wearing black bands on their mouths and depecting how the ruling BJP leaders are suppressing their voice.

AAP councilors alleged the entire opposition was suspended by the BJP rulers from attending the general board meeting of the SMC last time. As per the rule, they must inform us in writing that we have been suspended for how many more general board meetings, but they have failed.

Dharmesh Bhanderi, AAP councilor and leader of opposition said, “We were elected in the last municipal election, but the BJP leaders are ruling the SMC for the last 27 years. Despite this, they (BJP) acted on the AAP councilors without informing us how much general board meeting we have been suspended. However, we donned black bands our month to show how BJP is suppressing the voice of common people in Surat”

The APP councilors, carrying placards on stop killing democracy, sat on dharna outside the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Sabha Gruh.