Municipal chairman hits out at official

Staff Reporter

KANNUR: Developmental activities of the Kannur municipality have come to a standstill after the new secretary assumed charge a few months ago, municipal chairman K. Upendran has alleged.

Mr. Upendran was addressing a press conference at his chamber on Monday. The UDF-controlled municipal council and Municipal Secretary Sabeena Paul had been at loggerheads for sometime.

The dispute reached a climax last week when a resolution demanding her replacement was put to vote amidst protests by Left Democratic Front members.

The chairman said disruption of the municipality’s garbage disposal was now a recurrent development. This was mainly due to non-payment of fare for the garbage lorries rented for transporting waste to the dumping yard at Chelora, he said.

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