Mike DeFusco asks for unity in face of being attacked as racist; Ravi Bhalla declines unless he “is absolved”
New Business last night opened the door to the fallout from the Hoboken mayoral campaign. Councilman Mike DeFusco took the floor asking Councilman Ravi Bhalla to come together as a community and stand together as they were both harmed in the last midnight flyer. He played voicemails on his phone lambasting him as a racist he said he had received that day.
Councilman Ravi Bhalla voiced regret for the attacks and declined to support DeFusco until the results of a police investigation saying he would “if he was absolved.”
It further fueled the bad blood from the campaign and frustrated both DeFusco and Councilman Ruben Ramos who was astounded at what he was hearing. Mayoral-elect Bhalla brushed off his remarks as grandstanding.
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Talking Ed Note: Insight into the scorched earth victory? Certainly looks that way.