Gergely Karácsony, the mayor of Budapest, has said he is filing a report with police in connection with “slanderous” tape recordings that were allegedly made when municipal officials were discussing property deals.
The mayor insisted at a press conference on Tuesday that
the recordings were made with the aim of deposing the city administration. He insisted that the recordings had been released “unlawfully”.
Deputy Mayor Ambrus Kiss told the press conference that the voices on the recording were unknown to him, and he denied the related allegations.
No special session of Budapest city assembly scheduled for Weds
No special session of the Budapest city assembly will take place on Wednesday, the mayor’s office said in a statement on Monday.
Gergely Karácsony, the city’s mayor, will repeat that
the City Hall building is not for sale at the next regular meeting,
the statement said.
The Fidesz faction’s call to convene a special session was submitted too late, it said, adding that the next meeting of the Budapest assembly take place next Wednesday.
Deputies of the ruling Fidesz-Christian Democrat parties in the Budapest assembly initiated an extraordinary session of the body to discuss alleged plans to sell the capital’s City Hall, group leader Zsolt Láng said earlier.
Karácsony has denied ever planning to sell City Hall.