Ruling party group leaders of six districts in Budapest have initiated disciplinary proceedings against the mayors of their respective districts for refusing to hold consultations with the government about energy compensation, a video statement by the group leaders made available by ruling Fidesz on Thursday showed.
István Nagy, Fidesz group leader from the 6th district, said in the video that left-wing mayors who refused to attend consultations with government commissioner Zsolt Láng “on orders by [DK leader] Ferenc Gyurcsány” had caused 600,000 local residents who they are supposed to represent to lose out on funding. The mayors violated their oaths to work in the interest of the development of their respective district, Nagy said.
“The rejection of utility compensation available to local councils is a good example showing that the left does not care about the residents, but all their activities aim at seizing power,” he added. Láng announced on January 3 that 44 billion forints (EUR 110m) government support was available to help towns of more than 10,000 residents and Budapest districts pay their utility costs.