Special Correspondent

ONGOLE: The Ongole Municipal Council on Wednesday resolved unanimously to reject the resignation submitted by Congress councillor Eedara Suresh Babu citing personal reasons.

Mr. Suresh Babu resigned because he was upset that officials had not conceded his request regarding a civil work, it is learnt.

One of his friends bagged the tender to lay a road under Andhra Pradesh Urban Slum Programme and found midway that the work was not remunerative.

Mr. Suresh Babu intervened on his behalf and requested the officials concerned to cancel the work so that the contractor could get back his earnest money deposit. But the officials turned down his request on the plea that it would set a bad precedent and affect the programme itself and hamper the prospects of the municipality to get further allocation of funds under the programme.

Upset over this, Mr. Suresh Babu submitted his resignation. But the council unanimously rejected the resignation and urged him to continue in his post for the full term of five years.