The first meeting of the City Municipal Council after the election of president and vice-president turned out to be chaotic and rumpus.
The City Municipal Council auditorium resembled a war front with both ruling and opposition party members resorting to damage the furniture.
The Council members also used foul language against each other and threw around Municipal Act and City Municipal Council Code of Conduct books.
All for one
Though the opposition party members initially started the ruckus, the ruling members joined the bandwagon to prove their mettle.
None of the members paid any heed to president Naziya’s repeated request for peaceful conduct of the meeting.
However, president Naziya conducted election for the post of standing committee chairman, amidst the melee, as well as appeals by several members to postpone the elections.
Raghu was elected the new chairman of the standing committee.
Calling the election illegal, opposition party member V K Rajesh walked out of the meeting with his 13 supporters and staged dharna outside the Council auditorium.
He also demanded that both the president and vice-president of the City Municipal Council be suspended.
Legal action will be initiated against Rajesh for this unruly behaviour said, Council vice-president S R Murali Gowda.
Many proposals pertaining to social welfare and administrative aspects were passed in the meeting without holding any decisions.
The City Municipal Council meeting was ended in the midway owning to the ruckus.
The chaos at the meeting, in a way, was also symbolic of the political dissent between the factions of K H Muniyappa and Varthur Prakash.
The supporters of Varthur Prakash, V K Rajesh, V Prakash, Somashekar and others had demanded the postponement of meeting if the TMC Commissioner failed to participate in the meeting.
Take legal action: CMC vice-president
Opposition members not only behaved in an unruly manner but also resorted to goondaism, said CMC vice president S R Murali Gowda, addressing the media. Condemning their act legal action will be initiated against them, he said.
Moreover, the CMC commissioner, who fixed the day for holding the General Body Meeting, was conspicuous by his absence. The Deputy Commissioner, who was informed about the CMC commissioner’s inaccessibility, deputed AEE Chandrashekar was placed in charge of conducting the meeting, added Murali Gowda.
However, members did not allow him to conduct the meeting. How can various issues afflicting the people be redressed if the meeting is disrupted? rued CMC vice president.
Plans for development
Action plans of various proposals were passed at the General Body Meeting held on Wednesday
*Action plan was prepared for utilisation of Rs 4.46 crore sanctioned under the open fund of SFC for 2010-11.
*Of the Rs 30 crore sanctioned under the Chief Minister’s Small and Medium Towns Development Project (CMSMTDP), action plan was prepared for Rs 1.58 crore.
*Also action plan was prepared for Rs 47.21 lakh sanctioned under the 13th Finance Commission Grants for the year 2010-11.
*Decision was taken to transfer land near Kolaramma tank to Water Supply and Sewerage Board. Sewage water treatment unit, wet well, pump house will be constructed on the land.
*Tender will be issued for the repair and maintenance of pipelines in all wards.
*As many as 60 sodium vapour lamps will be installed at Sarvagnya Park in Ward No 9 and other places, said CMC Vice President S R Murali Gowda.