Belgaum Corporation council meeting adjourned sine die

Staff Correspondent

Belgaum: Mayor Prashanta Budavi on Tuesday adjourned sine die the general body meeting of the Belgaum City Corporation Council for want of quorum.

Only nine members, including the Mayor, of the 58-member council were present in the meeting hall. Deputy Mayor Yunis Momin and floor leader of the ruling group Sambhaji Patil were among those present. No member of the Opposition was present. Initially, the Mayor adjourned the meeting for two hours. However, when there was no change in the situation, she adjourned the meeting sine die.

Though the immediate reason for adjourning the meeting was stated to be lack of quorum, sources in the Opposition told The Hindu that both the ruling and Opposition members had only acted according to an understanding between themselves to avoid the meeting fearing that some members might rake up the reported incident wherein two members of the ruling group had clashed in the Mayor’s chamber on January 4 on the issue of commission collected from contractors.

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