HC imposes restriction on CBpur CMC resolution

Twenty-two councillors had given a memorandum of moving a no-confidence motion against the City Municipal Council president M Prakash on March 18. The memorandum was submitted to the Deputy Commissioner. In view of the proposed motion, the CMC president had asked the Municipal Commissioner on April 3 to call a special meeting to put the motion into vote has been scheduled on April 17.

Anasuyamma Nagaraj, a councillor representing 29th ward had approached the High Court alleging violation of Karnataka Municipalities Act, 1964 in calling the meeting. She had contended that the meeting should have been called within 15 days of the notice of motion and that the president has called the meeting after the lapse of one month, in violation of the Act. She had sought a stay on the meeting.

The High Court, while directing to withhold the resolution that would be adopted at the proposed meeting, has posted the matter to May 27 for further hearing.

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