Demand no-confidence motion against chairperson and vice-person
THENI: Twenty-four out of a total 33 councillors in Bodinayakkanur municipality cutting across party lines have demanded that a no-confidence motion be brought against chairperson S. Rathia Banu and vice-chairperson M. Shankar.
On Friday, the councillors sent a petition to the Regional Director of the municipal administration in Madurai seeking permission. They also sought a directive to the municipality to stop all proceedings of the council.
The petition contained a series ofcharges against both the chairperson and vice-chairperson.
The 24 councillors staged a walkout of the council meeting held at Bodinayakkanur Municipality on Friday in protest against the “autocratic behaviour” of the chairperson.
Councillor M. Ravi Kumar wanted to know why copies of the agenda were not given to them in advance. He alleged that the councillors, including women, were ill treated by DMK functionaries. He demanded a proper response from the chairperson.
Supporting the argument, another councillor O. Chandrasekar alleged that removal of encroachments at the bus stand was merely eyewash. The financial position of the municipality was not known as municipal officials had not tabled the financial statement before the council till date.
When the chairperson tried to convince the agitating councillors, they staged a walkout condemning her attitude. They also sent copies of the petition to the municipal administration commissioner and the Collector seeking immediate action.