Special Correspondent

KURNOOL: The municipal council, which was convened here under the chairmanship of Mayor S. Raghurami Reddy failed to pass the budget here on Wednesday.

In spite of the Mayor's efforts, a majority of the members insisted that the House should take up discussion on corruption in the municipal office and problems in the city.

Frequent appeals

They did not relent even after frequent appeals by the Mayor who said the House was never allowed a debate on the issues.

To his surprise, the Mayor did not get total support from his own partymen.

Later, the Mayor announced that the House would be convened again in the third week of February for the budget.

Demonstration

Earlier, people from several colonies demonstrated at the municipal office seeking solutions to the civic problems in their localities.