New twist to resignation drama

Staff Reporter

Members demand council to accept chairperson’s resignation

KARIMNAGAR: The resignation drama of Sircilla municipal chairperson and Congress nominee from Sircilla Assembly segment G. Manjula gets a new twist with the majority of the council members demanding the council meeting to accept her resignation to protect democratic values on Thursday.

Sircilla municipal chairperson G. Majula was elected as councillor on TDP and became the chairperson. However, on March 23, she tendered her resignation to the chairperson post and joined the Congress party and also contested from the Sircilla Assembly segment on the Congress party ticket.

In an unusual turn after the general elections, Manjula again submitted an application seeking withdrawal of her resignation and continuation as municipal chairperson.

It may be recalled that her resignation was not accepted by the government as the municipal council has not met in the last one month period to discuss about the resignation issue and pass a resolution in this regard.

Taking advantage of this situation, Manjula had submitted an application to the commissioner stating that she was withdrawing her resignation letter. The Sircilla municipal council met on Thursday to discuss this issue under the leadership of vice-chairman G. Parashuramulu and commissioner M. Subhashini.

The meeting rocked over the resignation drama and majority of the members have demanded the government to accept the resignation of the chairperson and protect the democratic values and teach a lesson to the opportunistic politicians. However, two councillors N. Shankar and G. Srinivas belonging to TDP have urged the government not to accept the resignation of Majula and continue her as the chairperson.

The commissioner had stated that she would refer the matter to the municipal administration department for taking necessary decision. On the other hand, Manjula was planning to approach the court for assistance in this regard for the continuation as the municipal chairperson, the sources said.

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